GREEN Turtle Bahamas Billfish Championship Is RED HOT with WHITE Marlin!

May 12, 2015 at 10:03 pm | Posted in Big Game Fishing, Fishing Tournaments | Leave a comment
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The Green Turtle Club  Co-Hosted the action packed second leg of the 2015 Bahamas Billfish Championship.

BBC Day One:  White marlin dominated day one action.  Something Fishy got off to a hot start with a double header of whites.  Island Time got on the board with a sailfish. Game Changer, Marlin Raptor & Whisky Won all got in on the morning bite with white marlin.  Wave Paver & Anticipation jumped to the top with afternoon blue marlin.

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BBC Day Two:  The white marlin bite remained hot with the blues showing up in the afternoon.  Sandrita  jumped to the lead today on the strength of on blue marlin and three  white marlin today.  Torta started their day with a sailfish added a double header of white marlin and nabbed a blue marlin late in the day to catch a slam; which will give them a nice bunch of bonus points and the overall lead after two days.

Early leaders Something Fishy improved their numbers with another white marlin to go with their day one pair.   Anticipation added second day blue marlin to their first day fish to stay in contention for the top spot.  Whisky Won released a blue and a white to go with their day one white to move into third place after two days.  Nothing is settled and with the way some boats have gotten hot hands it is still anyone’s ball game.

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The white marlin bite continues to build; 8 whites day one, 9 day two, with 11 on day three for a total of 28 whites!  Seventeen billfish caught on day three including three sailfish, three blue marlin and 11 whites.  This is more whites than were caught in all of 2014.  Hopefully this is a sign of a rebounding white marlin population.

Wave Paver started things off at the six minute mark on day three releasing a blue.   Ten minutes later Game Changer released a pair of whites announcing that the bite was on.  Hit n Run followed with a white marlin and sailfish released.  Something Fishy then released the first of their two white marlin for the day before Hit n Run released the third of their four whites all before noon.  Wave Paver would add a white, while Hit n Run would get their “Slam” with a blue marlin late in the day.  Pandemonium finished the day and the tournament hooked up to a blue marlin at lines out.  All ears stay tuned to the radio when a boat is still hooked up at lines out.  It only took Pandemonium another   17 minutes to release their fish.

Grand Slam points were key as Hit n Run won with Torta in Second Place on the strength of their Grand Slam bonus points.  Wave Paver was third followed by Anticipation.  It is great to see FIVE Lady Anglers on the board for the event.

Congratulations to the winners and all the anglers! 

The next Guy Harvey Outpost event will be the 2nd Annual Beach Bash Bonfire and Tournament at Old Bahama Bay June 25-28th.

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The Bahamas Tournament Season Is Jumping!

May 7, 2015 at 12:10 am | Posted in Bahamas, Big Game Fishing, Fishing | 1 Comment
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The 2015 Bahamas Billfish Championship is under way in Abaco with Green Turtle Cay the next stop.  Abaco regulars Jichi, Wave Paver and Torta took the top spots with solid performances.  Teque took the early lead on day one with a blue marlin and a sailfish but Wave Paver passed them by before lines out; when they added a blue marlin to their early white.  On day two, Torta added a blue and a white to move ahead of Wave Paver and TequeJichi got on the board early with two blue marlin and did not look back; adding a white and another blue to seal the deal on day two.   Day three saw plenty of action among the leaders as Wave Paver released two blue marlin and a white to make a move but Jichi “Slammed” the door shut with a sail, a white and a blue to extend their lead and collect slam bonus points.

BBC_AIM_Logo NO DATESThe fleet caught 26 billfish an average of 1.13 billfish per boat.  Full Time brought a 597 pound blue marlin to the scales.  She was over the 100 inch minimum length but they actually lost 3 points compared to what they would have scored had they released her.
This week the BBC moves to Green Turtle Cay.  The Green Turtle Club, a Guy Harvey Outpost Expedition Lodge is co-host for the event.  The Green Turtle Club is ideally located in central Abaco allowing easy access to all the region’s famed blue marlin grounds.  These waters have produced huge blue marlin including the current Bahamian Record of 1119 pounds caught during the BBC in 2011.  The Green Turtle Club is sold out for this event.
Competitors at the Ready,  the Green Turtle Club.
Competitors at the ready, the Green Turtle Club.
 
In addition to all the billfish caught big dorado kept anglers on their toes.  They were caught AND eaten!  Next up the BBC heads to Treasure Cay May 27-30.  The next Guy Harvey Outpost event will be the 2nd Annual Beach Bash Bonfire and Tournament June 25th – 28th at Old Bahama Bay.

Green Turtle Club  UPDATE

BBC Day One:  White marlin dominated day one action.  Something Fishy got off to a hot start with a double header of whites.  Island Time is on the board with a sailfish. Game Changer, Marlin Raptor & Whisky Won all got in on the morning bite with white marlin.  Wave Paver & Anticipation jumped to the top with afternoon blue marlin.

BBC Day Two:  The white marlin bite remains hot with the blues showing up in the afternoon.  Sandrita  jumped to the lead today on the strength of on blue marlin and three  white marlin today.  Torta started their day with a sailfish added a double header of white marlin and nabbed a blue marlin late in the day to catch a slam; which will give them a nice bunch of bonus points and the overall lead after two days.

Early leaders Something Fishy improved their numbers with another white marlin to go with their day on pair.   Anticipation added second day blue marlin to their first day fish to stay in contention for the top spot.  Whisky Won released a blue and a white to go with their day one white to move into third place after two days.  Nothing is settled and with the way some boats have gotten hot hands it is still anyone’s ball game.

Stay tuned for details on Baseball Hall of Famer, Mike Schmidt’s Winners’ Circle charity tournament at Old Bahama Bay.
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Billy Black & the Duchess Return to the Bahamas!

April 24, 2015 at 7:28 pm | Posted in Fishing | Leave a comment
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Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts announced that legendary sportfishing Captain Billy Black has joined the company’s Expedition Outfitter program, and will operate sportfishing charters out of Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour on West End, a member of the company’s Expedition Collection portfolio, starting April 15th. 

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Black, who has spent the last 40 years as a charter captain and operated a premier charter service out of Walker’s Cay from 1977 to 2004, has held, at one time or another, many of the Bahamian record catches for Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo and Sailfish. The Duchess, his 50-foot Hatteras has just come out of the yard, having been fully updated and re-powered to offer exceptional comfort and safety.

“There’s 110 miles of water between Walkers and Bimini, and Old Bahama Bay is almost dead center”, commented Mark Ellert, President of Guy Harvey Outpost. “Few know these fishing grounds as well as Billy and The Duchess, and we intend to make the Outpost at Old Bahama Bay the go-to fishing destination in the northern Bahamas.” Sixty miles east of Palm Beach, Old Bahama Bay has 70 luxury guestrooms, a 70 slip deep water marina with fuel and on-site customs, and a full array of resort amenities.

“I’ve been ‘Dancing with the Duchess’ for forty years”, said Captain Black. “These waters are our stage, and we know every square inch of it. Customers of Old Bahama Bay now have an exceptional opportunity to join us on stage and catch all the action first hand.”

This June, Guy Harvey Outpost brings its signature Bonfire Tournament Series back to Old Bahama Bay for the summertime marlin and dolphin fishing action. Each Bonfire event is a multi-day celebration featuring art shows, cooking competition and extreme sport demonstrations with nightly beach bonfires of monument sized metal fish sculptures by artist Bobby Little.

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Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts, with properties in Florida and the Caribbean, offers customers carefully selected top-of-class Fishing and Diving Expedition 
Outfitters, who deliver a great experience and actively support Guy Harvey’s conservation initiatives.

Black is part of an elite group of Expedition Fishing Outfitters including Miami Captain Ray Rosher, Islamorada Captain Randy Towe and Captain Anthony Mendillo with his Keen M Sportfishing Charters in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

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Guy Harvey Outpost’s Ultimate Panama Big Game Fishing Trip

December 22, 2014 at 7:44 pm | Posted in Fishing, Fly Fishing, Guy Harvey Outpost Ltd., Panama | 1 Comment
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PANAMA SPORTFISHING MOTHER-SHIP ADVENTURE

Panama Yacht and Fishing Charters (PYFC) is the newest member of Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts & Lodges’ Expedition Collection.  The Ms B Haven, mother-ship & fleet are based in Panama City, Panama and available for charter in both the Caribbean and Pacific.  “Panama is an adventure travel paradise and a destination without equal for world class sportfishing and island hopping,” commented Guy Harvey Outpost President, Mark Ellert announcing the new partnership.  “Instead of settling for a single location, this Outpost offers the best of all worlds – a fleet of rooms that can move around this amazing country.   Whether it’s offshore big-game fishing in the Pacific, backcountry fishing along the Caribbean coast, exploring the Canal Zone, or discovering the remote and beautiful Pearl and San Blas Islands, there’s literally something of interest for everyone and PYFC Outpost can take you there.”

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Ms B Haven, fish in luxury by day and lounge in your private fishing lodge by night.

Fishing from a mother-ship allows you the freedom to fish legendary places like Pinas Bay and Hanibal Bank or explore the idyllic San Blas archipelago.  The PYFC Outpost fleet includes a 98’ tri-deck motor yacht, two sportfishing boats – a 66’ Buddy Davis and 37’ Strike – and a flats skiff. The mother-ship carries a complement of water-toys, jet skis and a complete dive center.

Cherin III at anchor in Panama.

Cherin III at anchor in Panama.

Owned by a Florida based fishing enthusiast, the Panama Yacht & Fishing Charters Outpost is operated by South Africa native Hennie Marais, considered one of Panamas’ most respected sportfishing outfitters and lodge operators. “We have assembled a group of captains and crew to rival any tournament caliber sportfishing team you’ll find stateside”, notes Marais. “The Buddy Davis and Strike are equipped with all the best big-game tackle, and the mother-ship is our luxury lodge that is never far out of range when it’s time for lines-out.”

Panama native and seasoned sportfishing Captain Yasser “Jacko” Torres runs the Buddy Davis.  Adds Marais, “experience and communication in the cockpit are essential to consistently catching big fish and having fun and PYFC Outpost has that covered.  Jacko and his crew have all the requisite tournament credentials and are fluent in English, French and Russian, as well as Spanish, so anglers from all over the world will certainly enjoy their time with us.”

In commenting on the newest Expedition Collection property, Outpost co-founder and IGFA trustee Bill Shedd compared the new PYFC Outpost to long-range fishing operations common to southern California, where his company AFTCO is based.  “While I’ve enjoyed many long range fishing trips, and you can always move around to find fish, they seldom have the space, amenities and comfort to bring along the family or business associates.  Our new PYFC Outpost eliminates that problem, without question.  Fish or fun, dive or sun.  You decide, but its top-of-class”.

The PYFC Outpost fleet accommodates up to twelve guests and is available for three and six day charters, with customized float plans based on cruising or fishing preferences.  For charter information, contact Guy Harvey Outpost toll free at 1.800. 513.5257 or visit www.GuyHarveyOutpost.com.

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Light It Up! Bimini Beach Bash, Bonfire & Tournament

May 29, 2014 at 5:08 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Light It Up!  Bimini Beach Bash, Bonfire & Tournament

Come celebrate Summer with Guy Harvey & Bouncer Smith at Guy Harvey Outpost’s flaming hot party at the Bimini Sands Resort & Marina! We kick it all off at the Bimini Boatyard June 23rd 6pm and head east to South Bimini June 26-29th. This will be an event to remember! Spectacular Bonfires Friday and Saturday nights. For details call 800.513.5257 or Click the photo.

Massive Mako Surprises Diver and Blue Marlin During Guy Harvey Expedition in the Bahamas

July 18, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Posted in Bahamas, Guy Harvey, Guy Harvey Outpost Ltd., Marine Science, Sharks | Leave a comment
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You never know who will show up on a Guy Harvey Expedition! In this video, a massive 10 ft. long, 600 lb. mako breaks the underwater silence when it rockets past the camera as it stalks a blue marlin!

The Raw Power of the Oceanic White Tip Shark

July 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Posted in Bahamas, Guy Harvey, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Guy Harvey Outpost Ltd., Marine Science, Marlin, Sharks | Leave a comment
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While on a joint Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation/Guy Harvey Research Institute Expedition off Cat Island in the Bahamas, Guy Harvey and friends filmed the aftermath of an encounter between a hooked marlin and hungry oceanic white tip sharks. Watch this clip to see why sharks are at the top of the aquatic food chain, then use the discount code “Emma” to save $5 off the purchase of the award-winning film, “This is Your Ocean: Sharks”.

BBGC’s Captain Skipper Gentry Lands Blue Marlin

February 15, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Posted in Bimini Big Game Club | Leave a comment
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BIMINI BIG GAME CLUB FISHING REPORT

CATCH: Blue marlin

Bimini Big Game Club offshore charter captain Skipper Gentry, captain of the 38ft. Hatteras Carolina Gentleman, landed a 200lb. blue marlin yesterday while fishing in approx. 660 ft. of water about a mile southwest of the inlet. A nice day’s catch by any standards. However, this story has a little twist – Capt. Skipper was fishing alone on the Carolina Gentleman!

Although he grew up in North Carolina, Skipper knows these waters well – he has been coming to the BBGC since the late 1970s when he was just a toddler!  Skipper has now returned to Bimini to help reestablish the legendary BBGC as a world-class fishing destination. Anglers are fond of saying in order to catch fish, you have to go where the fish are! Well, Capt. Skipper knows where the fish are, so reserve your trip today on the Carolina Gentleman!

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Kent Ullberg Visits with GH Outpost at Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

October 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Posted in Bimini Big Game Club, Guy Harvey Outpost Ltd., Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is billed as the world’s largest boat show, and it certainly lived up to the hype on Friday as huge crowds packed the exhibit areas. The Guy Harvey booth was swamped the entire day, with industry pros and Average Joes alike extending their well-wishes and congratulations on the reopening of the Bimini Big Game Club.

One of the many industry celebrities that passed through to visit with the Guy Harvey Outpost team was famed sculptor Kent Ullberg, who delighted fans of the BBGC with his tale of how he came to select a swordfish for display in front of the IGFA HQ in Dania Beach, and how the sculpture came to be cast in stainless steel rather than the traditional bronze.

Kent originally won the job after the IGFA conducted a worldwide search for the right artist and design. Kent’s concept was inspired by memories of catching swordfish from his family’s commercial fishing boat in his native Sweden, a selection that also fit well within the scope of the IGFA due to the swordfish’s iconic stature in big game fishing. The IGFA’s architect wanted the sculpture to match the stainless steel exterior of the building, but the technology for casting in stainless steel didn’t exist at that time. However, Kent rose to the challenge, figured out the correct process, and is now considered the world’s leading expert on casting in stainless steel.

Kent’s talents will again be put on display when he designs the Lerner Trophy, a perpetual award that will be given each year at the Bimini Big Game Club’s blue marlin tournament, an annual event that will kick off this coming May 18th. Stay tuned for more details.

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