Journalists and Residents Mark The Occasion with Tournament and Parade ALICE TOWN, BIMINI—MARCH 7, 2011—In 1971 a Virginia Beach sportsman named Jerry Lavenstein and local Bimini bonefish guide Ansil …
A Happy, Obsessive Bonefisherman
Below is a testimonial from a guest who recently stayed at the Big Game Club to do a little bonefishing with the Club’s backcountry outfitter, Bonefish Pursuits Bimini. Please read on – this is what the Bimini Big Game Club Experience is all about….
Dear Big Game Club & Bonefish Pursuits Bimini Folks,
I wanted to take the opportunity to sincerely thank you for arranging our recent trip to Big Game Club in Bimini. The client care was seamless from start to finish.
Captain Vaughn, it is abundantly clear that you will only put your stamp of approval on a destination that has top class fly fishing. The bonefishing in Bimini was simply the best I have encountered. It was welcome surprise since I made the decision to head to BGC on the spur of the moment after reading your newsletter. The fishing was hands down better than Honduras, CR and Turneffe. So good that I don’t want to tell anybody!
The bones on average do not come in under 4lbs & are all hard fighting fish always running in to backing. I have attached a picture of me with an 8lb+ bone that I landed. I hooked many bigger fish that broke off which were definitely in the 10lb+ category. Eagle Eyes Fred was the best guide I have fished with. He can spot fish in any conditions and is dogmatic in putting his client on fish. As he has been fly fishing for years himself he knows how to pole the boat in just the right position for the best shot on the fish. He is a soft-spoken gentleman & also is very punctual.
I used mostly the brown “squimp” lead & beaded eyes, and Clint’s secret fly which the bones went crazy for on the flat. I had never seen bonefish fight each other for a fly. As usual, thanks to the Bonefish Bimini Team for all the continued superb service & great gear!!
Beth, thank you for you assistance with all the bookings, it was an absolute pleasure & interacting with you. Thanks for making it so easy to extend the trip by two days because the fishing was that good : ) !
Ned – thank you for taking the time to chat with us. Your genuine interest & follow up in making sure we had a great stay was greatly appreciated. Your concern for marine conservation was refreshing.
Also thanks to Turk for graciously giving us an island tour & ensuring our on island resort needs were all taken care of.
I really can’t see how BGC is not going to be a success. The top notch client care is there, the resort is beautiful, rooms are great, lovely restaurant & gift shop. The Bonefish Pursuits Bimini store will round it off and I know will be a hit.
A happy obsessive bonefisherman – I will be back soon