Big Game Room


Big Game Room Hall of Fame Induction Reception Honors Wayne Bisbee         

The Big Game Room is proud to induct Wayne Bisbee into the 2015 Big Game Room Hall of Fame.  Wayne will be recognized for his outstanding contributions to the sport of big game fishing.  The award will be presented on Friday, February 13th at 5 p.m. 

Wayne's long history of conservation spans 35 years and he is currently working with governments and private organizatons alike in several countries do develop tourism, sportfishing and other aquatic activities as primary, economically viable industries.  Wayne also founded Bisbee's Fish & Wildlife Conservation fund whose mission is to conserve, restore and manage fish, wildlife and their associated habitats through science, education and the optimal use of the latest technologies.  

All are welcome to join the celebration.

 Guy Harvey presents: Panama Paradise: A Salute to Tropic Star Lodge

Join Guy Harvey in the Big Game Room on Saturday, February 14th at 5:30 p.m.as he premiers and discusses his new film, Panama Paradise: A Salute to Tropic Star Lodge.  Stay tuned for more details.  Click here to see the trailer.

Florida Sportsman Baits, Rigs and Tackle Room

Nearly 50 years of How-To Seminars, ripped from the pages of Florida Sportsman magazine, as well as Vic Dunaway’s legendary book Complete Book of Baits Rigs and Tackle will come alive at the 2014 NMMA Miami International Boat Show.

If you want to learn how to rig the latest “O Ring” ballyhoo rig to catch dolphin, sailfish and more offshore, or the rigging basics for plastic jerkbaits inshore for snook, redfish or trout, you’ll want to stop by the Florida Sportsman’s Bait, Rigs & Tackle Room, any of the five days of the Miami Boat Show.

The seminars will run on the hour from 11 am thru 6 pm with lots of time left over for one-on-one questions. “The big difference between these seminars and what you can hear elsewhere is that they’re designed to be hands-on, with ample time to ask questions with each step,” said Blair Wickstrom, Publisher of Florida Sportsman magazine.  In addition to the seminars, magazine staff and local experts will be on hand to help answer any additional questions you may have.

For a complete listing of seminars, including dates and times, go to www.floridasportsman.com/MIBS

Killer Sirens for SUDS Fundraising Calendar Exhibits in the Big Game Room

Killer Sirens is a group of beautiful, real spear hunter women who participated in the creation of a calendar whose proceeds will benefit SUDS (Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba). The SUDS program is designed to help improve the lives of severely injured veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  By training the warriors in a challenging and rewarding activity such as SCUBA, it can help facilitate the rehabilitation process and promote mobility unlike any other sport.  

The calendar will be on sale at the show in booth 2072 in the Big Game Room hallway.  We've heard some of the sirens will even be at the booth and will autograph your calendar.To purchase on line, click here.  More info can be found on Facebook.

Titans of Big Game Fishing

Fishtrack.com is proud to return with the Titans of Big Game Fishing Roundtable, an interactive / live audience discussion featuring four top sportfishing captains from around the world. The live event will take place on Friday, February 13th at 4:00 P.M. on the main stage in the Big Game Room at the Miami International Boat Show. This town hall-style talk will reveal trade secrets on topics such as offshore trolling, finding fish, bait management and boating tips. Those who can’t attend the talk can still participate via Fishtrack’s Twitter feed (@FishTrack) and Facebook (Facebook.com/FishTrack).

Hear from expert Captains Bouncer Smith, RJ Boyle and Chris Sheeder.  Our speakers have years of experience running boats, winning tournaments and setting records. Make sure to attend this live event, bring your questions, and learn from the pros at Fishtrack’s Titans of Big Game Fishing Roundtable. This event is free, but the knowledge you will take home is priceless.

Fishtrack.com provides everything anglers need to find fish, including in-depth articles, Sea Surface Temperature charts, Chlorophyll charts and much more.


Seminars and stage events

Thursday, February 12

2:00     Kevin Fraser/Jeff Dorr - Exploring Florida's Panhandle
3:00     Dave Ferrell & Peter B. Wright - Marlin University
4:00     Melanie Kyle - Crafting a Successful Digital Marketing Strategy
 
Chairfighting Challenges happening throughout the day when seminars aren't in progress.
 
Friday, February 13
 
1:00     Melanie Kyle - Crafting a Successful Digital Marketing Strategy
2:00     Dan Kipnis - Global Warming - Our Changing Oceans
3:00     Kevin Fraser/Jeff Dorr - Exploring Florida's Panhandle
4:00     Titans of Sportfishing - Round Table Discussion with Bouncer Smith, RJ Boyle & Chris Sheeder
6:00     Big Game Room Hall of Fame Reception honoring Wayne Bisbee
 
Chairfighting Challenges happening throughout the day when seminars aren't in progress.
 
Saturday, February 14
 
12:00    USCG - Suddenly In Command
2:00      Dan Kpnis - Global Warming - Our Changing Oceans
4:00      Justin Schnute - SUDS - In Depth Look at Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS) Program
5:30      Guy Harvey - Panama Paradise:  A Guy Harvey Expedition to the Legendary Tropic Star Lodge
 
Chairfighting Challenges happening throughout the day when seminars aren't in progress
 
Sunday, February 15
 
12:00    USCG - Suddenly in Command
2:00     Justin Schnute - SUDS - In Depth Look at Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS) Program
3:00     Dan Kipnis - Global Warming - Our Changing Oceans
 
Chairfighting Challenges happening throughout the day when seminars aren't in progress
 
Monday, February 16
 
Monday is Funday in the Big Game Room.  Chairfighting challenges, raffles and socializing with the best in the sport. 

Blue Water Chairs Tug of War Challenge

The Blue Water Chairs Tug of War Challenge lets you experience big game fishing for Reel!!!  Strap into a Blue Water chair and feel the burn as you reel against your opponent.  Take on  local marine artist Carey Chen and other local celebs during the show.  Check back for more info.


Marlin Bar and Lounge

Back by popular demand is the Marlin Bar and Lounge in room B214 of the Big Game Room.  Meet your friends, relax, have a drink and share your favorite fish stories.  During Happy Hour, 5 – 6 pm daily, show staff will give out special promotional items donated by our exhibitors and sponsors.  A great time!


"Big Tuna" Photo Op

This one won't get away! Stop by and take your picture with a 10-ft tuna mount, courtesy of Pelagic.