THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE DORIAN

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THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE DORIAN.

& where we go from here.

Hurricane Dorian was an extremely powerful, long-lived, and destructive storm that devastated the Northwestern Bahamian Islands Abaco and Grand Bahama. Damage in the Bahamas was catastrophic due to the prolonged and intense storm conditions, including heavy rainfall, high winds and storm surge, with thousands of homes destroyed and at least 50 deaths recorded. The true death toll is unknown, but news sources in the Bahamas suggested that it may exceed 3,000.

In the wake of devastating Hurricane Dorian, people are rallying to support the people of Abaco and Grand Bahama. We urge you to help in any way possible. In the coming weeks, the emphasis will shift from evacuation and cleanup to re-building. The following groups are providing live updates on what is needed to help facilitate their humanitarian relief efforts. 

https://safishing.com/bahamastrong/

https://discoverylandcofoundation.org/abaco-relief-fund/

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As we continue to band together to provide relief to Abaco, the Bahamas can’t rebuild with international aid alone. Other Islands throughout the Bahamas remain open and untouched and the dollars spent in the Southern Islands will be crucial to rebuilding the Northern ones.

Tourism accounts for 60% of the country’s revenue and experts on the Bahamas say that the Islands need tourism now more than ever.

For information or help planning your next Bahamas vacation contact devin@blackbookfishing.com.


AIRPORTS IN FULL OPERATION:

-- Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau (the largest airport in the nation)
-- Exuma Airport (GGT)
-- South Bimini Airport (BIM)
-- North Eleuthera Airport (ELH)
-- Stella Maris Airport (SML) and Deadman's Cay Airport (LGI) in Long Island

MAKERS AIR | OUTER ISLANDS:

-- Staniel Cay

-- Chub Cay

-- Congo Town

-- Fresh Creek

-- San Andros

-- New Bight

-- Rock Sound

-- North Eleuthra

-- Great Harbour Cay

WHITE GOLD

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WHITE MARLIN OPEN 2019.

WORLDS LARGEST & RICHEST BILLFISHING TOURNAMENT

Ever since Paul and Jack Townsend discovered the white marlin bonanza known as the “jackspot” in 1934, Ocean City, Maryland, has been called the White Marlin Capital of the World. With the creation of the White Marlin Open in 1974, it’s a title the community wears proudly as home port to one of the world’s biggest and richest billfish events. With up to 449 boats fishing and $3.4 million in tournament prize money at stake, white marlin fishing is big ­business in these parts.

WALKERS CAY REBORN 2020

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The Legend lives on.

Walker's Cay is the northernmost island in the Bahamas. Once a popular sport fishing location, the island has been deserted since 2004, following severe hurricane damage.

In May 2018, Walker's Cay was sold to Texas businessman and philanthropist Carl Allen, who announced redevelopment efforts.

THE FLEET MOVES TO BERMUDA

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Summertime fishing for big blue marlin.

Just the name Bermuda conjures exotic images of pink-sand beaches, unbelievably clear water and enormous blue marlin. Each summer, anglers from all over the world converge on Bermuda in the hopes of catching the elusive grander blue marlin and/or to compete in a series of exciting, big-fish tournaments. This small landmass in the middle of the Atlantic — the closest landfall is Hatteras, North Carolina, 640 miles away — is a lot like other islands out in the middle of deep water in that it attracts a host of pelagic species ... and big marlin.

Who is the Black Book client?

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An inside look at the ‘Discerning Clientele’.

At Black Book Charters our goal is to assist owners with offsetting their expenses by providing a discerning clientele with the opportunity to charter their vessel. 

The “discerning”, also referred to as the “discriminating” consumer, is characterized as showing careful judgment and savvy especially in matters of taste and judgment. This person is finicky and possesses an acquired taste habitually for premium products and services. Essentially, he/she falls short of a compromise. Going above and beyond the call of duty to meet and, at times exceed, expectations is an important principal to apply.

More often than not, the discerning client typically possesses a high net worth. This translates to owning financial assets not including primary residence) in excess of US$1 million (source: CapGemini, “2009 World Wealth Report”). High net worth individuals (HNWI) cherish their time and know what they want, to such a degree that they would rather spend their funds for efficient results than waste the limited resource of time. They value time as a luxury, thus saving time greatly trumps saving money. This is part of the reason service is crucial for them.

The Black Book Referral Program

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Refer a charter guest or boat. They become a member. You earn rewards.

At Black Book Charters our business thrives off of the relationships that we have established in the Sportfishing community. Without those relationships we couldn’t do what we do. Which is why we have decided to create the Black Book Referral Program

JIMMY JOHNSON’S QUEST FOR THE RING

Jimmy Johnson’s National Billfish Championship.

Competitive anglers from around the country will join together for what will be another historic event in the beautiful setting of Key Largo in the Florida Keys. Over 100 boats are registered this year to compete.

Jimmy’s 2-Day Billfish Competition is heating up and will feature the top anglers in the country as they hit the waters for the largest guaranteed purse in sportfish history and the largest purse in Florida tournament history. Teams will be fishing for a guaranteed $1.75 Million Dollars in this highly competitive tournament. In its 7 year history, this tournament has awarded almost $4,000,000 and 7 Championship Rings as the anglers join in the keys for this grueling competition. There are Catch & Release categories, weighted categories, and overall awards. A little bit for everyone.

JJ’s National Billfish Championship is scored by a point system. Registered Anglers will receive 1 point for their boat for each eligible Billfish released in the tournament. All team and individual prize categories will be awarded based on the individual or team’s overall point standings. In the event of a tie, winners will be determined by the team or individual that releases their last fish first.

All JJFishWeek Events to happen at JJ’s Big Chill. Participating anglers will receive gift cards to use throughout the week to enjoy at any of the locations at our host venue.

The Big Chill features one of the most impressive dining and entertainment experiences in The Florida Keys. Located at Mile Marker 104, Bayside in Key Largo. The Big Chill offers waterfront dining while taking in breathtaking Sunset Views of the Florida Bay.

SAILFISHING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

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Photo from Marlin Magazine

Hot fishing in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

The small island of Isla Mujeres lies just off the Caribbean Coast of Mexico, a few miles North of the resort town of Cancun on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. World renown for its sailfishing.

Our boats this 2019 season have been seeing over 40-50 sails in one day.