Following a day of dealing with some pesky kings, anglers at the Wahoo Smackdown IV Tournament in Bimini found and slammed over 27 fish on Saturday with “Ditch Digger” captained by Manny Legakis taking $6,500 including first place honors with 121.01 total pounds of Wahoo caught and second place for Heaviest Fish.
“Ditch Digger” was edged out for Heaviest Fish honors by “Fishless” out of Miami, FL. Fishless Captain Carolos Martinez weighed in the tournament’s largest Wahoo at 47.90 pounds, with “Ditch Digger” weighing in at 47.30 pounds. “Real Truckin” out of La Belle, FL, captained by Alex Newman finished third in the category with 43.03 pounds.
According to Tournament Director, Chase Camacho payouts were just short of $25,000 and another $10,000 in prizes was awarded.
“We had a great show of boats and anglers and combined with the competition and camaraderie was two days of high spirits, great food and hospitality at one of the world’s most famous fishing destinations courtesy of the Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina,” Camacho added.
Tournament sponsors include Southern Wine & Spirits, Tito’s Vodka, Sand’s Brewery, G&G Shipping, Blue Coast Company, Ecoboats, Florida Yacht Interiors, Pantropic Power, King Sailfish Mounts, Blue Moon Co., Hooters, ROFF’s, Bows, Bost Lures and many more.
Coming to Bimini on April 24-27, 2014 is the super bowl of billfishing, a stellar squad of NFL Hall of Famers and Legends for a one-of-a-kind tournament matching the country’s best anglers and greats from the National Football League for some hard-hitting blue water action. With eleven Hall of Famers and six NFL Legends scheduled to appear, the Hall of Fame Celebrity Billfish Invitational will feature over $250,000 in prizes, a tremendous gift bag per angler, and the opportunity to fish with a Pro Football Hall of Fame Player or NFL Legend.
To register online go to www.HOFBimini.com and a brief tournament video overview can be viewed on the homepage. Several sponsorship levels are available including the Title sponsorship.
Image courtesy Bimini Big Game Club