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Hemingway’s grandson goes Keys fishing

The Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina announced there will be a Hemingway fishing in their Wahoo Smackdown II Tournament scheduled for Feb. 21-23.

John Hemingway, grandson of the world-renown author Ernest Hemingway, next month will be trolling the same Gulf Stream waters as his famous grandfather, whose fishing exploits aboard his beloved Pilar helped put this tiny Bahamas out island on the global map in the 1930s.

Ernest Hemingway was an early apostle to the Bimini experience in the 1930s, where he drank, brawled and wrote his way through several fishing seasons, traveling back and forth between home in Key West and his beloved “Island in the Stream.”

Now, ‘Papa’s’ grandson, John, 52, will be fishing with Capt. Alexander Jiminez of Miami and aboard the 33-foot Contender, Makin It Happen.

John Hemingway is an American author from Miami, whose memoir, “Strange Tribe,” examines the similarities and the complex relationship between his father, Dr. Gregory Hemingway, and his grandfather, Nobel Laureate Ernest Hemingway.

John has visited Bimini countless times. His parents first took him to the island when he was a newborn and his childhood was spent fishing in the Gulf Stream with his father for Marlin and Wahoo and “everything else that you could and can still catch in those waters,” he says.

Click here for information regarding the next Wahoo tournament and to register online or call (800) 867-4767.