I’m down in Guana Cay in the Abacos for the first leg of the 2015 Bahamas Billfish Championship, which was recently acquired by Power & Motoryacht’s parent company, the Active Interest Media Marine Group. I have no idea what to expect. The participation numbers are up, and there apparently have been some rule changes, but nobody’s been able to tell me exactly what they are yet. All I really know is there a bunch of big, beautiful fishing boats in the marina, and a lot of very serious-looking anglers packed into what feels like every crack and crevice of this little outpost of an island.
It rained this morning. Hard. I know because I went for a jog and got caught in it at the exact farthest point I was planning on going. So right now we’re off to a bit of a sleepy start as most of the island sleeps off last night’s Kaliks and rum drinks, and waits for the skies to dry. But registration is today, and those rule changes should be illuminated a bit more clearly. Fishing starts tomorrow.
Stay tuned to this blog and my twitter feed @KevinSKoenig for updates throughout the tournament.