In my past 35 years of fishing, I have been fortunate to travel around the world twice, fishing every ocean from Australia to Mauritius, meeting and making friends to all sorts of people from fishermen to artists to entertainers. Back in the early 1980’s, I had an opportunity to meet Guy Harvey in Costa Rica. We have continuously crossed paths while fishing around the world and discovered that we had mutual friends, such as Marsha Beirman, Helen Grant, and Bobby Dehart.
Last month I was fortunate to be invited to fish in the First Annual Biminis Big Game Club Billfish Invitational Tournament which was held at the Biminis Big Game Hotel, a Guy Harvey Outpost Resort. All sorts of Guy Harvey’s memorabilia’s were on exhibit at the resort, along with the history of the Island and Hemingway.
In the three days of fishing this tournament, numerous Blue Marlins were hooked up, along with Wahoos, Mahi Mahi’s and Yellow Fin Tunas. It was good to meet up with some of my dearest old fishing friends and captains, such as Captain Ned Stone, who is now the Director of Program Development at the Outpost Resort and Captain Billy Black who moved his operations from Walkers to Biminis, to name a few.
At the awards banquet, a roast was held as a birthday gift for Frank Johnson, who is world wide famous for his Mold Craft Lures. Numerous guests went up to the podium to tell Frank Johnson stories and how he got into the lures business, including Pete Woods of Woods & Associates and Jack Eriskline from Australia who is a well known sculpturer and did the sculpture in front of the IGFA and Fort Lauderdale Convention Center.
It was great to be a part of the functions held at the Guy Harvey Outpost Resort.
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