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THE SHORT REPORT - ST. THOMAS - REFRESH (F5) OFTEN
November 29, 2013
- Enough turkey already... we are back at work with a full blown magazine to produce between now and the Miami Boat Show (Feb. 13-17). A great sales team has been put together and advertisers on our "invite list" are being contacted. We urge boat builders, manufacturers, marine services and fishing destinations to hop onboard - we reach fishermen (in print and online) around the world! See ad rates at: OTE Ad Rates. See magazine online at: Magazine. See latest ABMT webpage hits: Webpage. By the way, the profits of the magazine benefit our Marine Vocational Program (MVP). See the MVP kids in action: Kids.
November 26, 2013 - Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
November 23, 2013 - Sue at Neptune sent us this photo of Billy Bisco Jr's winning wahoo (53lbs.) at the recent Anegada Reef Tournament.
November 17, 2013 - Four of our Marine Vocational Program (MVP) students began dive training this morning and soon they'll be learning about the underwater world surrounding their island. We also have six students taking their PADI 'Advanced Open Water' course which they'll finish up Friday night after completing a night dive. Two others are working on their "Dive Master" certification. See our MVP students in action Students
Also happening today was the Virgin Island Game Fishing Club's annual Wahoo Windup. Angler April Newland fishing aboard Capt. Red Bailey's Abigail III won the event with a 41lb fish. And... as we were about to post this report we had a visit from our good friend Capt. Butch Petrosky (Fish Hawk fame) who now lives in mid-Florida near Stuart. It was a really nice Sunday here in the VI! Press Release
November 15, 2013 - We are getting in quite a few fishing reports... go to "Global Reports" (link at bottom of this page) to see. Busy here selling ads for our 2014 (Vol. 8) 'ON THE EDGE' magazine. We reach fishermen around the world! See ad rates: OTE Ad Rates
November 08, 2013 - Back from the Lauderdale boat show - seeing friends and doing what Jimmy does... promoting! Attended the fun TBF gala and was there to congratulate Capt. Ronnie Hamlin for receiving the Rybovich award.
It was nice to catch up on everyone's news. Hope we see all in St. Thomas next summer... we now have 'Marlin Fest' to entertain you - so no excuses!!
Read about the adventures of some of the best anglers and crews in the sport! Now online for viewers around the world!!
ABMT WEBSITE INFORMATION
12/01/13 - See the ABMT website results. Thus far in 2013 there have been 45,898 unique visitors who have read 109,387 pages! Thanks for your readership and we invite you to come fish our tournaments! Refresh (F5) graph pages often.
SPANISH MAIN - 2013 CARIBBEAN SERIES Treasure Chest - Three Hot Fishing Legs!
Fishing Days: Cap Cana (May 30, 31, June 2) BVI - Bitter End Yacht Club (Aug. 14, 15) USVI (Aug 18, 19, 20, 22)
Note! The 'Fish for Haiti' tournament can be fished inside of the Spanish Main's Bitter End, BVI Leg.
Features Bernard Passman Angler Award
The Pirates of the Caribbean eyeball this booty with envy! The Spanish Main Series (SMS) offers a unique angler prize that is designed by the famous Bernard Passman Galleries. See Feature on Passman. The coin is a handstruck 1570's King Philip II gold 4-escudo.
Gold coin is sandwiched between black coral and a gold backing. The piece is numbered and signed on the back by the Passman Galleries. Further enrichment comes when an emerald is inset into the gold knobs on the front frame to indicate the number of times that an angler has won the series. The pendant itself becomes a once in a lifetime award. The Bernard Passman privately commissioned pendant w/rare gold coin is valued at over $35,000. Note: The gold coin Bernard Passman pendant is reserved for the top scoring "angler" of the series.
The Spanish Main Series is made up of 3 events. Each leg is fished in a destination that abounds with billfish! Anglers compete in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, Bitter End, British Virgin Islands and St. Thomas, USVI. Minimum participation of 2 anglers, maximum of 4 anglers. This series is designed to attract experienced anglers and crews. "Points" are earned for the release of blue marlin, white marlin, spearfish and sailfish (DR and BVI legs). The St. Thomas "Boy Scout" leg is a blue marlin tournament only. Observers are supplied.
Treasure Chest - The Booty
SMS Series Pot is $10,000 per boat (20% to BSA). Split 60/40. Observers are provided. Note - Legs 1 and 3 are fished inside of existing tournaments (Rick Alvarez's Cap Cana and ABMT "Boy Scout" tournament). SMS anglers pay only the entrance fee of those tournaments. Entrance fee into 'BVI Open' leg will be $2000 per boat for 2 - 4 anglers. A calcutta will be operated.
THE PROS SHARE THEIR PHOTOS! Photos below are for the enjoyment of our readers and they are not to be used for commercial purposes without the consent of the photographer.
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2013 USVI OPEN ATLANTIC BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT "The Super Bowl of Sport Fishing Tournaments"
"BOY SCOUT" WINNER'S CIRCLE (Photos - Richard Gibson)
2013 ABMT ENDS WITH 105 RELEASES BY 28 BOATS
AVERAGE FISH PER BOAT 4.10