By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Business Reporter
BUSINESS at the Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina is up 32 per cent year-to-date, its general manager yesterday telling Tribune Business that April and May were “picking up very nicely”.
Michael Weber said: “March is a little off because it’s still our slow season. April and May are picking up very nicely. The pace is looking pretty good.
“Overall, for the resort we’re up 32 per cent year-to-date, which is great considering that we are out of season. Occupancies are a little off because it’s still our slow season, but April and May are picking up very nicely.We’re plugging away.”
Mr Weber also touted the resort’s Wahoo Smackdown tournament in February as being very successful despite a smaller turnout of anglers compared to the 2013 tournament.
“This year we had less anglers but more sponsors. We had about 17 boats in the tournament. We didn’t have as many anglers as last February,” Mr Weber said.
“A lot of anglers signed up last minute. We had about three or four that made their reservations when they got here. Overall, the event was a success.
“The Wahoo tournament went very well. The fish weren’t biting as strong as they were in November, but the tournament went over very well. We had about 80-plus anglers participate. We had great sponsors for this one. We had some new sponsors as well.”
Mr Weber said the resort was looking towards Easter, and particularly Memorial Day weekend, when business usually spiked.
He added that while the summer period was usually busy, the resort was still trying to fill rooms during the six-month window from October through March 2015.