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Marlin Fest in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands! Observer Information BTS Leg #3 Virgin Islands! BVI Open & Spanish Main Series! Wet N' Wild Center Console Tournament Everyone Reads On The Edge!

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THE SHORT REPORT - REFRESH (F5) OFTEN

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12:30pm WAVE PAVER - 2 / MARLIN RAPTOR - 1 / REEL TIGHT - 1 / NEVER SAY NEVER - 2 / PESCADOR - 1

3 p.m. - Fri. Aug. 28, 2015. Scrambling to pull the 43rd Annual ABMT together. Erica passed this morning and on the backside of it the Wave Paver and Reel Tight went fishing. By 10:30 we had heard that one of them was already 3/5 on blue marlin! Tonight we'll pull the anglers together and find out how many boats are fishing. Stay tuned, two storms in a week has us putting things back together. Boats have scattered from the storm and we have not been informed of their intent to return. We are going to poll those who remain and possibly run a 2 day (Sat. Sun.) old fashioned "Boat Tournament" while the observers are still in town. The 'Wet N' Wild' center console is still on for Saturday and Sunday and they are serious fishermen!

Everyone purchase your raffle tickets (great prizes!) because the online sales end tonight at midnight (28th.).

Click on photo to enlarge Plenty going on here - Not just a world renowned marlin tournament but also the 3rd. Annual 'MarlinFest' which is staged over the same dates. Picture 'MarlinFest' as a full week of fun activities including a golf tournament, Jost Van Dyke, BVI snorkel/beach trip, a 2 day center console tournament and a chowder contest! See latest press release Here

Have you checked out all the raffle prizes that have come in? Our goal is to develop a world-wide raffle that fishermen everwhere will look forward to each year on the August Moon. There are industry offerings of fishing trips with famous Captains, fishing lodge discounts, fishing reels and valuable art. If you win we'll mail your prize to you anywhere in the world! To see the latest offerings and to purchase raffle tickets: Go Here Click on photo to enlarge Purchase tickets early (we email back your ticket numbers) because online sales will end at midnight Aug. 28, 2015. Winning ticket numbers will be displayed Sept. 1st. on the same page as the prize listings.

There is excitement brewing over our 2 day 'Wet N' Wild' Center Console Tournament (Aug. 28-29). Calling on boat owners in St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, St. Croix and the BVI... let's grow this into a major event! There are local charter boats available if you wish to hop down from the mainland. The blue marlin don't care what size boat you are fishing on! Call for info 340-775-9500 Go to Webpage: See Info



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EVERYONE READS ON THE EDGE!
Just ask Capt. Eddie and mate Travis

ABMT
Tournament Magazine
2015 Vol. #9
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Read about the adventures of some of the best anglers and crews in the sport! Now online for out viewers around the world!


ABMT WEBSITE INFORMATION

08/24/15 - See the ABMT website results. So far in 2015 17,994 visitors around the world have read 37,561 pages! Thank you for your readership and we invite you to come to MarlinFest and to fish our tournaments!

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Angler Profile - July 2015

Lee Hicks
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

General Manager
IGY's American Yacht Harbor (AYH)

“I can still remember catching flies, bugs and other insects to use as bait for the bluegills. I kept them in a jar in the house. My Mom wasn’t too fond of that,” says Hicks.

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2014 USVI OPEN
ATLANTIC BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT
"The Super Bowl of Sport Fishing Tournaments"

USVI OPEN/ABMT WINNER'S CIRCLE
(Photos - Richard Gibson)

2014 ABMT ENDS WITH 99 RELEASES BY 22 BOATS
AVERAGE FISH PER BOAT 4.5

Press #1 / Press #2 / Press #3 / Press #4

SCORING: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Cumulative

TOP ANGLER - STEVE DAVIS
WAVE PAVER - CAPT. RUSSELL SINCLAIR - 2000 POINTS (5 BM)



Second - JR Davis - Wave Paver - Capt. Russell Sinclair - 2000 (5 BM)
Third - Devon Silas - Hook n Bull - Capt. Carter Drummond - 2000 (5 BM)

BEST BOAT - REEL AFFAIR - CAPT. JUAN GARCIA
5200 Points - 13 Blue Marlin

2nd. Place Boat - Jichi - Capt. Gene Lebron - 4400 Points (11 BM)
3rd. Place Boat - Wave Paver - Capt. Russell Sinclair - 4000 points (10 BM)

TOP JUNIOR ANGLER

Tristan Lambert - Reel Tight - Capt. Joe Figiel - 800 Points (2 BM)

TOP LOCAL CHARTER BOAT

Mixed Bag - Capt. Rob Richards - 2000 Points (5 BM)

BOAT MOST TAGS

Reel Affair - Capt. Juan Garcia - 6 Tags


GLOBAL REPORTS

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