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Old 02-17-2019, 11:56 AM
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Hello everyone, looking to go to Bimini for our 1st time this June... Wondering how dog-friendly they are over there? We have a 40 lbs well-behaved dog, and wondering what the atmosphere is like? We are staying at the Hilton, and they have a 20Lb stated limit, didn't know if anyone knows if they really cared etc... Or boarding options?

Also, the best place to rent a golf cart? rough idea on price per day?

thank you everyone!
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:16 PM
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Hey Guys!
Thinking about crossing to Bimini for the first time in March. Leaving from Haulover.
Possible dates: 3/8 and coming back on 3/10. If not maybe the following weekend.
Crossing with my buddy... 24 cc pursuit and 24 cc sea hunt, both single engine. What do you guys think?
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Old 02-18-2019, 04:43 AM
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Hey Guys!
Thinking about crossing to Bimini for the first time in March. Leaving from Haulover.
Possible dates: 3/8 and coming back on 3/10. If not maybe the following weekend.
Crossing with my buddy... 24 cc pursuit and 24 cc sea hunt, both single engine. What do you guys think?
cant possibly be done in anything smaller than 50 feet. And I hope you’re not pulling your 24 ft with anything other than F450. It just wouldn’t be safe.

Seriously, March can be dicey with the seas but yesterday morning you could’ve made it in a skiff before the wind kicked up. It was a lake the entire way. Pick some tentative dates like you have and if it looks good the night before hit it.
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Old 02-18-2019, 05:26 AM
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The Jillybird IV fished yesterday morning before heading back to Key Biscayne. Headed out of Big Game around sunrise and headed south doing the high speed troll. Despite the good outgoing tide, action was slow. We nailed two — a 30-40 pounder and a 15-20 pounder before switching to deep dropping at 11 am. Lots and lots of other boats high speeding. Wonder how they did. Deep dropping was also slow but we did find yellow eyed snappers. Got some fuel at Cat Cay and headed home to Key Biscayne, arriving at 3:30 pm. The crossing was fine, with 15 mph winds from the south and 2 foot seas. But not jet skiable like Saturday. Bimini was crowded for a winter weekend, but why wouldn’t it be with this terrific weather window.

By by the way, the wahoo bite way way way down south in the “wild zone” was great we heard, with some guys getting 15 per boat.
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Originally Posted by lastbend1985 View Post
Hello everyone, looking to go to Bimini for our 1st time this June... Wondering how dog-friendly they are over there? We have a 40 lbs well-behaved dog, and wondering what the atmosphere is like? We are staying at the Hilton, and they have a 20Lb stated limit, didn't know if anyone knows if they really cared etc... Or boarding options?

Also, the best place to rent a golf cart? rough idea on price per day?

thank you everyone!
It’s the humidity and heat that worry me with your dog. Not to mention the chance of saltwater poisoning. Why don’t you have a completely worry free trip while Rufus chills in the A/C at friends?
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Appreciate the concern! He is a saltwater dog! He goes to the beach almost daily in the summertime in SC, and has been to the keys quite a few times. Also, we have a freshwater shower onboard that we rinse him with when he goes on boat! He loves going to sand bar islands and just swimming and enjoying the water!
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It’s the humidity and heat that worry me with your dog. Not to mention the chance of saltwater poisoning. Why don’t you have a completely worry free trip while Rufus chills in the A/C at friends?
I bet you’re fun at parties.
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Originally Posted by lastbend1985 View Post
Appreciate the concern! He is a saltwater dog! He goes to the beach almost daily in the summertime in SC, and has been to the keys quite a few times. Also, we have a freshwater shower onboard that we rinse him with when he goes on boat! He loves going to sand bar islands and just swimming and enjoying the water!
I might be starting a new trend here and heading into unchartered territory but… pic of your ... Dog?
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I bet you’re fun at parties.
Just have a heart for dogs.
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I might be starting a new trend here and heading into unchartered territory but… pic of your ... Dog?

Ready for a run!
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by aroub View Post
Hey Guys!
Thinking about crossing to Bimini for the first time in March. Leaving from Haulover.
Possible dates: 3/8 and coming back on 3/10. If not maybe the following weekend.
Crossing with my buddy... 24 cc pursuit and 24 cc sea hunt, both single engine. What do you guys think?
As long as the weather is good there no issue with it I cross with a single. Crossed over the day before New Years and came back in 3-5 in the steam that was not fun.
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by jillybird View Post
The Jillybird IV fished yesterday morning before heading back to Key Biscayne. Headed out of Big Game around sunrise and headed south doing the high speed troll. Despite the good outgoing tide, action was slow. We nailed two — a 30-40 pounder and a 15-20 pounder before switching to deep dropping at 11 am. Lots and lots of other boats high speeding. Wonder how they did. Deep dropping was also slow but we did find yellow eyed snappers. Got some fuel at Cat Cay and headed home to Key Biscayne, arriving at 3:30 pm. The crossing was fine, with 15 mph winds from the south and 2 foot seas. But not jet skiable like Saturday. Bimini was crowded for a winter weekend, but why wouldn’t it be with this terrific weather window.

By by the way, the wahoo bite way way way down south in the “wild zone” was great we heard, with some guys getting 15 per boat.
Slow for me as well Saturday picked up 2 Big Blackfin going 14knts. Also got one wahoo about 30lbs off of Gun cay. Lost 2 one cable was cut and the other took the hook off a yozuri Bonita.
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Old 02-20-2019, 06:21 AM
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Are you referring to Cay Sal?
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Old 02-20-2019, 06:42 AM
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Crossing over Friday morning and heading back Monday morning. If anyone can ride fast I will buddy boat over. Its our first run over cant wait. We will stay on the boat at the sands marina. How late does the ferry boat run from the north to the south island?
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Ready for a run!

Love German Shorthair Pointers have had 5 over the last 30 years Hunted with the latest one Sunday.
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Crossing over Friday morning and heading back Monday morning. If anyone can ride fast I will buddy boat over. Its our first run over cant wait. We will stay on the boat at the sands marina. How late does the ferry boat run from the north to the south island?
Have fun!

Still early and may change either way, but I'd keep an eye on the wind forecast on Monday. If it holds as is, I'd be out of there pretttyyy early in the morning. Winds clocking around and picking up significantly. If it "moves up" to earlier, I'd consider going home Sunday. JHMO.

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Have fun!

Still early and may change either way, but I'd keep an eye on the wind forecast on Monday. If it holds as is, I'd be out of there pretttyyy early in the morning. Winds clocking around and picking up significantly. If it "moves up" to earlier, I'd consider going home Sunday. JHMO.

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Thanks Jeff. I have been looking at that. We will be ready to go on Sunday if needed. If it looks ok we will wait until early in the AM if its possible. Should only take and hour to make the run and if we leave early I think we will be fine. But like you said who knows with the way the forecast keeps changing.
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Going over with my club in June and will have a slip and a room at BBGC. First trip for us.
For those who stay on their boats, do the resorts like Sands or Big Game offer amenities like clean heads and showers if you just get a slip? My boat is ok for sleeping but not for showering.

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Mintregilla, the answer is yes.
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:06 AM
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whos the best contact to reserve a golf cart in the summer???

anyone have a contact list?
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