Bahamas. Bimini Bonefish Parade

Friday, 07 January 2011

Whatever Floats Your Boats Virtual Parade Design Entries are Requested Winning Submission Receives a Complimentary Two-Night Stay at the Big Game Club

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 day¹s events will include a Œbragging rights² tournament with some of the world¹s 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 who will be on hand for the celebration. 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.

ŒSo dream bigŠdream in colorŠ.get fancy, or keep it simple,² said Cochran, whose celebrated marine artworks are found in numerous collections. ³ It doesn't matter  - except to the judges.²

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 Club¹s website at to submit your entry.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 January 2011 )