See 2014 ABMT Photos See Here Richard Gibson Photography
THE SHORT REPORT - ST. THOMAS - REFRESH (F5) OFTEN
Busy here in the St. Thomas selling ads and pulling together our popular 'On The Edge' magazine for 2015. We are seeking ambitious sales representatives in South Florida, Gulf Coast and the Northeast. Info: Here. Also see Commander Rick Alvarez's latest DR tournament announcement: See Here
Angler Profile - October 2014 Jody Lewis Miami, Florida
“We’ve built a legacy on Freebie,” Lewis says. “It’s been the perfect extension of our home. I go to the grocery and pack up just like my Mom did, and I think our captain, George Beck, and mate Carson Byers think I get too many things, but I want everyone to be nice and comfortable when we’re out.”
Anglers - Read Steve Campbell's book on blue marlin fishing. Steve is a highly seasoned and skilled sport-fishing captain from New Zealand. He has spent a lifetime fishing throughout the South Pacific, where he operates Ika Lahi International Gamefishing Lodge in the remote island Kingdom of Tonga. Order Steve's Book
2014 SPANISH MAIN SERIES Three Hot Fishing Legs!
Cap Cana, DR (June 6,7,8,10)
Bitter End 'BVI Open' (July 13,14,15)
USVI Open/ABMT (Aug 7,8,9,11)
The Spanish Main Series (SMS) is fished from three destinations in the Caribbean (DR, BVI, USVI). The format is a "team" competition and team members and boats may change between destinations. Min. 2 anglers per team, max. 4. Team points are accumulated and at least 2 legs must be fished in order to win the "Treasure Chest" (pot), the final USVI Open/ABMT leg is mandatory.
The SMS is designed to challenge experienced anglers and crews. Points are earned for the release of blue marlin, white marlin, spearfish and sailfish (Alvarez's DR Intl. Billfish Shootout and and BVI Open - Bitter End, Virgin Gorda). The St. Thomas ABMT leg is a blue marlin only tournament. Observers are supplied for all three events - providing that all teams are signed and paid by July 1st. 2014.
The Booty - Series Treasure Chest
Entry into the Spanish Main Series is FREE! Contestants pay only their share of the 'Treasure Chest' which is $10,000 per team. At the end of the series the pot is split 70/30 by the 1st. and 2nd. place winners (after non-profit receives it's 15% share), based on total number of accumulated "team" points. Individual legs of the series will naturally have an entrance fee of their own. Participants are encouraged to read the rules of each leg of the SMS before entering.
Mixed Bag - Capt. Rob Richards - 2000 Points (5 BM)
BOAT MOST TAGS
Reel Affair - Capt. Juan Garcia - 6 Tags
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