Aug. 11, 2014 - Day 4/4 - Lines Out! Jichi (2), Reel Affair (3), Mixed Bag (2), Wave Paver (4), Boomer (2), Therapy (1), Reel Lax (1), Hook n Bull (3), Viva La Vida (1), Casca Dura (1), Reel Passion (1), Freebie (1), Hey Girl (1), Goin Galt (1), Irish Ayes (1). Indigo is hooked up.
Aug. 09, 2014 - Day 3/4 - 5:25 p.m. Reel Affair (4), Hook 'N' Bull (3), Thunder (3), Wave Paver (2), Jichi (2), Mixed Bag (2), Reel Tight (2), Irish Ayes (2), Reel Passion (1), Indigo (3), Black Pearl (1), Freebie (1), Reel Lax (1), Never Say Never (1), Marlin Prince (1).
Aug. 08, 2014 - Day 2/4 - 5:24 p.m. Wave Paver (3), Freebie (2), Reel Affair (2), Viva La Vida (3), Therapy (1), Boomer (2), Reel Passion (1), On Line (1), Thunder (1), Casca Dura (1), Reel Tight (1), Indigo (1), Mixed Bag (1), Black Pearl (1).
Aug. 07, 2014 - Day 1/4 - The 42nd. Annual USVI Open/ABMT or "Boy Scout" Tournament is underway with 22 hot boats entered. First to release a blue marlin at 8:49 was Reel Affair. Here we go: Reel Affair (4), Therapy (1), Casca Dura (2), Hey Girl (1), Jichi (7), Freebie (1), Hook & Bull (2), Reel Tight (1), Reel Passion (1), Viva La Vida (1), Irish Ayes (1), Wave Paver (1), Thunder (1), Indigo (1).
Aug. 03, 2014 - The weather has passed... the sun is out, let's get on with the show! The 42nd Annual ABMT "BOY Scout" starts on Thursday, fishing days are Aug. 7, 8, 9 and 11. Between the marlin tournament and MarlinFest we are going to wear everyone out... including the fish!! See activities Here We'll get a good sampling of the fishing tomorrow (Mon.) when the 'Fish For Haiti' Tournament kicks off. See Capt. Joe's Reel Tight Reports: See Here
Coming up this Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 9-10) is the debut of our our new 'WET N' WILD' center console tournament. We plan to turn this event into a tournament as competitive as the USVI OPEN/ABMT. Be the first ever to win... there are still hot local boats and captains available! Info. 340-775-9500. see boats. All billfish will count for "release" points + teams will receive "weight points" for their tunas and wahoos.
MarlinFest 2014 is here and it's expected to be well attended by both locals and visitors! Like the Big Game Room we are building up another "schooling up" of fishermen! Guaranteed everyone who loves the sport of Big Game Fishing will someday put it on their bucket list!! Boat Builders, engine manufacturers, boat brokers, boat insurers, tournament operators, tackle companies... your clients are ours! See sponsorship opportunities Here
The 2014 ABMT Tournament Activities are now posted. We catch fish and we party too! See all the activities: Tournament Activities
MarlinFest website now has the prices posted for all activities! A week of fun activites is planned around the famous "Boy Scout" tournament - and all are planned to get you back to the docks in in time to see the boats backing in with their marlin flags flying! We recommend you sign up early because some of the activities have limited space.
Business owners... Imagine MarlinFest as being a summer convention for the fishing industry. The who's who of the sport of Big Game Fishing will be here cheering on their clients (high-end consumers)! What a great way to do business (tax deductable business expense) and to see the Virgin Islands! Participating hotels are listed, see our MarlinFest website: MarlinFest Activities
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ďAs a young adult, I got into fly fishing and tying my own flies. I remember catching a fish on a fly that I had tied. It was a very small bluegill on what was supposed to be a black ant, yet it looked more like a black jelly bean someone had carried around in their pocket. But hey, I caught that fish!
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 "Boy Scout" 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 BSA 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.
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