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Big Game Club Fishing Report
BIMINI BIG GAME CLUB FISHING REPORT
Nothing kills a good fishing trip faster than the 1-2 punch of rough seas and mechanical problems. However, with a little help from the Big Game Club and family back home, these anglers not only salvaged their trip but they also filled the coolers before making it home safely. Cliff Jensen tells the story –
“Will (Diaz), Scott (Bradley), Jeremy (Garland) and myself set out on Friday into what was supposed to be a calm 2′ sea and a gentle 9 kt wind from the SE. NOAA of course was just slightly off when we cleared PE and were greeted with 6-8 footers and a steady 23kt wind out of the SE. No problem for the 36′ Contender however so we pressed on. Loaded down with gear for some reason for what was to be a one night stay, I spun what I thought was the hub on the port engine about half way across. We limped into Bimini and hit up Big Game Club to assess the situation. Cisco was a class act as usual and afforded us dock space until we figured things out. Turns out I had blown the whole lower unit! One thing led to another and thanks to a phone call to a friend, a wonderful wife, and a great Father-In-Law, I had a new lower unit delivered to Bimini the next morning!! We crashed at Big Game for the night and I have to say the place is looking phenomenal. Mark Ellert and the boys there are doing a great job at bringing not only that place back to life but injecting life into the whole Island as well. Lots of new shops open and even a new waterfront park…
Morning rolls around and after catching bait, the new lower arrives. We’re money now! Find a nice sandy beach inside a cove to change it out and bingo we’re in business. Time to fish man.
Got a late start due to the engine but managed one nice Wahoo that day in the 30+ pound range and missed 2. With the winds dying down and cooler weather, we decided to do some deep dropping and then just sleep on the boat that night at our yellowtail spot and get a nice early start in the morning to go for Wahoo again as we had to get home early on Sunday.
Got up early after a rough nights “sleep” on the boat and got on ’em again just South of the entrance off the ledge.”
Cliff – that’s the best hard luck angler story we have heard all year! Next time, no need to experience a rough night of “sleep”, though – we are giving you a free room night during your next stay at the Big Game Club!