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. 


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.
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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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.

Guy Harvey Outpost Beach Bash Bonfire and Tournament Comes to Bimini Sands Resort & Marina

May 6, 2014 at 8:39 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Guy Harvey Outpost Beach Bash Bonfire and Tournament

 Bimini Sands Resort & Marina on June 26 – June 29

Headliners include Guy Harvey and IGFA’s “Legendary Captain” Bouncer Smith  

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (May 7, 2014) – Bimini Sands Resort & Marina, the newest member of the Guy Harvey Outpost Expedition Collection, announced today it will play host to the Guy Harvey Outpost Beach Bash, Bonfire and Tournament at its South Bimini, Bahamas, property on June 26-29, 2014. The event will feature an exciting IGFA-sanctioned fishing competition, scuba diving, family entertainment and much more, headlined by world-renowned marine artist and conservation advocate Guy Harvey and Florida fishing authority Capt. Bouncer Smith. For the event’s signature bonfire celebrations, 30-foot tall Blue Marlin wire sculptures by artist Bobby Little will be lit on fire Friday and Saturday night.

“This is the first event to come out of our new strategic alliance with Guy Harvey Outpost, and it will give participants the chance to enjoy everything Bimini has to offer,” said Bimini Sands President & CEO Frank Cooney. “We want to welcome Guy Harvey back to Bimini with a big-time bash.”

Guy Harvey Outposts celebrates its return to Bimini after two years of growth throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean. “Bimini is the birthplace of the IGFA, cast in the light of colorful stories of legendary fishing and revelry,” explained Outpost Resort President Mark Ellert. “We’re back to help carry the torch that keeps Bimini’s history and Out-Island character alive. This party is sure to write some colorful South Bimini stories and keep the flame burning.”

In a unique opportunity for event guests, four fishing charters with Captain Bouncer will be offered by Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts in an on-line auction opening May 10th benefiting the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and IGFA to benefit conservation efforts in Bimini and its surrounding waters.

Tournament festivities will kick off Monday evening, June 23, in Fort Lauderdale with a pre-departure dockside party hosted by Papa’s Pilar Rum at the Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill. Captain Bouncer will be on hand to offer tips on current Bimini fishing conditions and techniques. Friday night festivities include a pirate costume party at the resort’s new beachside infinity pool, with music provided by calypso artist, Mango Man.  Saturday night features a beachside pig roast party and awards ceremony at the southernmost point of South Bimini, adjacent to the resort’s popular Bimini Twist Restaurant and Sand Bar lounge.

Non-angler attendees will enjoy a series of beach and watersport family-friendly Bahamian activities organized by the Bimini Sands Activities Center, including scuba diving with world record-holder Neal Watson of Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center and excursions to Honeymoon Harbour to snorkel with wild stingrays. Other activities include tours of the mangrove lagoons, Bimini Nature Trail and guided tours of Bimini Sharklab.

For more information or to register for the tournament, call Guy Harvey Outpost at 1-800-513.5257 or visit



Billfish Invitational $300 Fuel Credit From Bahama Out Island Promotion Board

April 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Posted in Billfish, Billfish Invitational, Bimini Big Game Club, Fishing, Guy Harvey | Leave a comment
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Register now for the Billfish Invitational fishing tournament at the Bimini Big Game Club and you’ll receive a $300 fuel credit from the Bahamas Out Island Promotions Board!  The offer is available to any registered boat participating in the Billfish Invitational, and the $300 fuel credit will be applied to the folio of the registered boat at the time of the tournament. The fuel credit offer is limited to one fuel credit ($300) per registered boat. For more information, call 800.867.4764.

Friends of Bimini: Your Invitation to the Billfish Invitational, May 18th – 21st at the World-famous Bimini Big Game Club

May 4, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Posted in Billfish Invitational, Bimini Big Game Club, Guy Harvey Outpost Ltd. | Leave a comment
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Hemingway-Lerner Trophy unveiled for Guy Harvey’s upcoming Billfish Invitational in Bimini

April 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Posted in Billfish Invitational, Bimini Big Game Club | Leave a comment
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ALICE TOWN, BIMINI – Designed by Kent Ullberg, one of the world’s foremost wildlife sculptors, the Hemingway-Lerner Trophy will not only go to the overall winning team at the upcoming Billfish Invitational, but will commemorate the ideals of friendship, teamwork and the pursuit of sportfishing achievement.

Celebrated artist and conservationist Guy Harvey will host The Billfish Invitational at the historic Bimini Big Game Club located in Bimini’s Alice Town. The tournament will run from May 18-21.

With the Hemingway-Lerner Trophy, Ullberg has cast a perpetual “Fighting Blue Marlin” trophy commemorating the achievement of the tournament’s top billfish team. Ullberg is the sculptor of theInternational Game Fish Association’s (IGFA) signature monument, “Sword Dance”, which graces the IGFA’s museum fountain in Dania Beach, Florida.

The Frank Johnson Trophy, designed by noted Hawaii-born artist Ed Pang, has also been created for the Billfish Invitational to celebrate personal achievement in the advancement or recreational sportfishing/billfishing.

Host to numerous major sport fishing tournaments for more than half a century, The Billfish Invitational marks the Bimini Big Game Club’s return to world-class bluewater tournament angling, after a decade long hiatus.

The all release tournament will feature three days of fishing, and target all billfish species.  In addition to individual prizes, the tournament format will include the award of the two perpetual trophies, to be displayed in the Club’s new trophy room lounge.

Bimini’s location along the legendary Gulf Stream (a “river” of warm water) location is at the apex of a superhighway for migrating fish and acts as a kind of sushi conveyor belt carrying abundant food to the local fish. Deepwater game fish include marlin, tuna, sailfish, wahoo and swordfish, while big grouper, barracuda and schools of snapper can be found on the reefs. Bimini’s flats are home the fishermen’s favorite prey, bonefish and permit. With more than 50-record-setting catches in the waters around the island, Bimini has earned its title of Sport Fishing Capital of the World.

Eligible species for the Billfish Tournament include Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Spearfish and Swordfish.

Tournament sponsors include Woods and Associates, which originally began in Fort Myers Beach as Woods & Oviatt in 1973, has long been a fixture in South Florida yacht and sportfishing boat sales.  A Blue Marlin Sponsor, the family-run firm joins Hell’s Bay Boatworks and Costa del Mar sunglasses (Sailfish category) and by Rybovich, the Bimini Boatyard, Johnson Marine Electronics, Seacoast Marine Finance, ACR Electronics, Luu Marine & Associates and Sky Limo Air Charters (Wahoo category).

Administered by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and the IGFA, net tournament proceeds will be reinvested in Bimini and surrounding waters. For registration and further details, contact Captain Ned Stone at, or call 954-524-2225 (office) or 954-205-9595 (cell).

Bimini Big Game Club and Bonefish Bimini Announce “Whatever Floats Your Boat…” Virtual Boat Parade Art Contest

January 7, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Posted in Bimini Big Game Club, Bonefish Bimini | Leave a comment
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Winning Submission Receives a Complimentary Two Night Stay at the Big Game Club

ALICE TOWN, BIMINI—JANUARY 7, 2011—The Grey Ghosts of Bimini are beckoning!

For those who love fishing skinny water and have an artistic bent, the legendary Bimini Big Game Club is putting out a call for online submissions for a virtual boat parade to be celebrated as part of the inaugural Bonefish Bimini Challenge—scheduled for February 25th.

The day’s events will include a ‘bragging rights” tournament with some of the world’s top fly fishing writers participating to be followed by a real parade that celebrates the 40th anniversary of catching the 16lb, 3oz monster bonefish in Bimini guided by the legendary Ansil Saunders. Vaughn Cochran, the fly fishing guru and marine artist who recently formed the Bonefish Bimini Outfitter operation at the Big Game Club with fellow artist Guy Harvey, has decided to also add a virtual parade— so everyone can participate.

Cochran, who has crafted an example as the lead boat in the virtual parade, is looking for entries in any media.

Artist and fly fishing guru Vaughn Cochran has created the design for the lead float in the virtual Bonefish Boat Parade. To submit an entry, visit

‘So dream big…dream in color….get fancy, or keep it simple,” said Cochran, whose celebrated marine artworks are found in numerous collections. “ It doesn’t matter  – except to the judges.”

Entries are to be submitted with a white background. The winner will be announced in Bimini at the conclusion of the parade and the award ceremony for the Bimini Bonefish Challenge on February 25th. The deadline for entries is 5:00 PM EST on the 23rd. The winner will receive a complimentary two night stay at the legendary Bimini Big Game Club, a celebratory dinner for two, and a day of flats fishing.

Now, go to your studio and unleash that artist in you….and remember, Vaughn and Guy are looking over your shoulder!

Entries can be submitted by email in a jpeg format and will be displayed in an updated loop. Visit the Club’s website at to submit your entry. Good luck!!

Bahamas Wahoo Challenge – Day 2

November 13, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Posted in Bimini Big Game Club, Guy Harvey Outpost Ltd. | Leave a comment
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The second and final day of fishing in Leg 1 of the Bahamas Wahoo Challenge has come to a close and all the fish have been weighed at the Big Game Club. Airborne came on strong during day two with four fish totalling 115.3 Pounds, and Shine On came in with four fish totalling 99.65 pounds.  None of the remaining competitors weighed a qualifying fish on day two.

Using the four best fish of the two days, Shine On came in with 116.15 pounds and Airborne in with 115.30 pounds, followed by Hit That with 42.2.  The difference between 1st and second places was LESS THAN ONE POUND!

Bahamas Wahoo Challenge – Day 1

November 13, 2010 at 12:30 am | Posted in Bimini Big Game Club | Leave a comment
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Day 1 of the Bahamas Wahoo Challenge has come to a close (though the Big Game Bar & Grill will likely be open late into the night!). Capt. Ned Stone sent this report from the Big Game Club:

“Most of the anglers began the morning in pants and long sleeves, but were in t-shirts and shorts by mid-day as Friday eventually turned into a typical Bimini afternoon – beautiful and sunny with a brisk breeze.


The fleet got off a bit before 0700 – though a few stragglers (who shall remain unnamed) left a bit later, no doubt a result of having too much fun at the party last night!  Most of the group ran south and enjoyed the following sea. The fishing was great – check out some photos here. Airborne is in the lead with 106.9 pounds, Shine On is in 2nd with 59.5 and Hit That is in 3rd with 42.2.”

More reports and photos tomorrow, so be sure to check in with us here and on our Facebook Page and Twitter feed.

Bahamas Wahoo Challenge @ The Bimini Big Game Club

November 11, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Posted in Bimini Big Game Club | Leave a comment
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The Big Game Is On! The 1st leg of the Bahamas Wahoo Challenge begins today at the Bimini Big Game Club! Capt. Ned Stone, Dir. of Program Development for Guy Harvey Outpost Ltd. , headed to the BBGC early yesterday to prepare for the tournament.  Ned took a quick break from the action to send us a report of the pre-tournament conditions:

“We were blessed with an amazingly beautiful day today.  I went by the Bimini Biological Field Station – AKA the Shark Lab – for a quick visit with staffers Christine, Jill and Brian.  We decided to take advantage of the good weather and headed back to the BBGC with hopes of tagging a bull shark or two.  The sharks showed up – along with a good number of tarpon (including one upwards of 100lbs.) – but no luck so far on getting a bite. It seems the bulls are smart enough to know when we put a hook in the bait!

The marina is starting to fil up. The Sarah K and the Airborne are in and getting ready for the Wahoo Challenge, and a half dozen catamarans came in to clear on their way East. It’s been another busy day in Paradise!”

Ned will be sending more updates and photos throughout the week, so continue to follow the Guy Harvey Outpost blog, Facebook Page and Twitter feed for full reports on all the action from the Wahoo Challenge.

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