March 23, 2015
Pompano Beach's Team Gin Gin, captained by Fred Genestra, took top team honors and a $5,000 winner's check in the Wahoo Smackdown VI Tournament, which was hosted at the Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina. The winning team, based on aggregate weight over two days, also took home an original wahoo painting by celebrated marine artist Carey Chen, an accomplished angler who was on-hand as the tournament's grand marshal. A Carey Chen original is typically valued at $15,000 or more. Finishing second in the tournament was Team Reel Laxin, and taking third was Team MK2.
The Wahoo Smackdown VII Tournament, hosted by the Big Game Club, is scheduled for November 12-14, 2015. The top prize will be $10,000.
The Bimini Big Game Club, a legendary outpost for fishermen and host to numerous major sportfishing tournaments for more than half of a century, officially re-opened in 2010 following completion of a $3,500,000 renovation that included all guest rooms and the new Bimini Big Game Bar & Grill.
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