The Fun Fish Tournament, hosted by Old Bahama Bay June 25-28, features categories for wahoo, tuna, dolphin and kingfish with a special category for billfish. It will be part of a three-day beach bash celebration co-hosted by Loggerhead Marina, the major tournament and awards dinner sponsor.
“With 30 boats entering every category, we do have a potential for $75,000 in cash and prizes,” said Tournament Director Cliff Jensen. “The guarantee is $15,000, but with more involvement we will see that figure climb. We’re also offering anglers a 10-percent discount on rooms and are increasing sponsor gifts.”
Tournament categories include Overall Funfish Winner, Heaviest Single Funfish, Billfish Winner, Female Angler, Junior Angler, and Winner Take All, and Overall Heaviest. Registration is $350 per angler (minimum of four anglers per boat). To register online, please go to www.ghofish.com.
A member of the Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts Expedition Properties portfolio, Old Bahama Bay kicked off 2015 with the first event of their Bonfire Series, a two-day wahoo tournament and the unveiling of Bobby Little’s Burning Wahoo sculpture at Old Bahama Bay in February. The larger-than-life Burning Wahoo sculpture will again be the celebratory centerpiece of the June event and will double as a BBQ grill for an outdoor grill.
Participating in the tournament will be legendary angler Billy Black, who had spent 30 years as a charter captain at Walker’s Cay from 1977 to 2004. During his long tenure in the Bahamas, he has held many of the Bahamian record catches for blue marlin, white marlin, bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, dolphin, wahoo and sailfish.
As part of the “Travel With a Purpose” mission, which combines a unique celebration at Outpost destinations while promoting conservation, awareness and education to future artists and ocean enthusiasts, the resort has partnered with The Bahamas and Old Bahama Bay to benefit the West End All Age School.