Win $10,000 at the VIGFC Wahoo Windup in November

St. Thomas, USVI. Catch the largest wahoo over 75-pounds and win $10,000 cash at the Wahoo Windup!

This is the top prize in the Wahoo Windup, hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC) and sponsored by Budget Marine, set for November 18, 2012.

It’s possible!

In 2003, St. Thomas’ Mike Kuszewski, fishing aboard the Black Pearl, reeled in a whopping 94.1-pound wahoo. This is a tournament record that’s never been beat.

“The reports are coming in, ‘the wahoo are here’, on both the North and South Drops,” says tournament director, Paul Meyer.

Didn’t catch the big one? No problem! Cash prizes will be awarded to anglers catching the next three largest wahoo by weight. Ties will be broken by length. The Best Boat prize will go to the team catching the most wahoo by count. Weight will be used as the tie-breaker.

Register at the VIGFC in Red Hook, St. Thomas, on Friday November 16 starting at 6 p.m. The Captain’s Meeting will be held at this time too. Entry fees are: $200 members and $250 for non-members and includes 4 rods. Extra rods are $60 each.

Fishing kicks-off Sunday November 18 with lines in the water at 6:30 a.m. The Weigh-In begins at 2 p.m. at IGY American Yacht Harbor Marina. All boats must be back at the dock to weigh their fish by 4 p.m.

An Awards Dinner will take place at the VIGFC on Monday November 19 starting at 6:30 p.m. Fishermen must be present to receive their awards.

For more information, call 340-775-9144 or Email: [email protected]


Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.