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Bahamas Wahoo Championship announces its 2007-2008 schedule

The Bahamas Wahoo Championship announces its 2007-2008 Championship schedule as the Championship enters its 11th year of competition:

First Leg
Port Lucaya Marina  
November 28-December 1, 2007

Open Leg
January 16-19, 2008

Second Leg
Chub Cay
February 6-9, 2008

Third Leg
Port Lucaya Marina
February 27-March 1, 2008

Raul Miranda, Championship organizer:

We are going with a very proven schedule which has been the most popular with our anglers:

This year the First Leg will be held the week after Thanksgiving. It is a great time to have a Wahoo tournament because it is right before the busy Holiday season. Also, because it is later in the month the fishing should also be better. Port Lucaya Marina, on Grand Bahama Island will be bustling with all the preparations for the Holiday festivities and all of the decorations will be up. It is a beautiful time to be on Grand Bahama Island.

The Second Leg will be at the new spectacular Chub Cay in the Berry Islands. New facilities but good same old fashioned excellent Wahoo fishing. Last season we fished Chub right after Chub re-opened and the catch of monster wahoo was outstanding. This is a very popular destination for Wahoo fishing at its best.

The series finishes with the Third Leg coming back to Port Lucaya Marina. These dates were very popular last year. The tournament was held just prior to the very popular Bacardi Rum Billfish tournament and numerous boats opted to fish both tournaments and leave their boats at Port Lucaya between the Wahoo and the Bacardi

The Bahamas Wahoo Championship continues to be a very closely contested series. For the fast few years only six points or less has separated the first and second place winners. A case in point is the 2006-2007 series in which Basil Goulandris on Zephyros took first place honors with 503.5 points, edging Ed Rosario's Joint Adventure 499.0 points, a difference of 4.5 points.

While some boats continue to master the art of fishing for Wahoo, this species continues to baffle and frustrate other boats. No one will dispute the fact that you have to master the art of high speed trolling in order to better your chances of catching Wahoo. New fishing lures available to all have leveled the playing field, while knowledge of the local waters is still required to know where to look for the Wahoo. Numerous articles have been written recently in various Sport Fishing publications which are virtually a "how to" guide to successful Wahoo fishing. Also, the pool of very qualified wahoo captains and mates continues to grow as more and more crews graduate successfully from their trial year.

One of the attractions of the Bahamas Wahoo Championship and Wahoo fishing in particular is that once you become proficient at catching the species, this can lead to some very active fishing moments. Wahoo fishing can be very exciting and a fishing day can be filled with plenty of action. There is never a dull moment in this type of fishing. The only drawback to Wahoo fishing that we know of is that the Wahoo run during the winter months and the weather sometimes behaves like winter month weather should behave. There could be a couple of bumpy days out there but this is what separates the tough Wahoo fisherman from his brethren that fish in calm summer months! The Wahoo is a tough fish to catch, and the anglers and crews that chase them also have to be tough!

We look forward to seeing a record number of participants at what promises to be another exciting Wahoo series!

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