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THE SHORT REPORT - ST. THOMAS - REFRESH (F5) OFTEN
Advertisers - We are midway in our advertising sales campaign and the production of the 2015 edition of 'ON THE EDGE' magazine. OTE is first seen from our booth in the Big Game Room at the Mia. Intl. Boat Show (mid-Feb.) and then 25,000 copies are distributed year-round to 450 locations in Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Costa Rica... and of course here in the Virgin Islands! It's also viewed online around the world, view latest readers report that was just pulled... see your visit? Reach Fishermen Also catch Mike Callahan's Brazil reports coming in at: Fishing
No slack here... We are marketing our summer 2015 'Live the Dream' adventure being planned for center console owners. Presently we are negotiating group rates with the shipping lines and discussing the offering of discounted rates by the marinas and hotels. We believe there will be an interest in this project if it can be turned into a simple "roll on, roll off" experience for the vessel owners. Our 45 miles of beautiful islands to explore and abundant blue marlin resource is the what we are promoting!
Center console owners... let us know if you are interested by calling us at 340-775-9500. Or email us: E-Mail Us! Plans are to ship the vessels for a 3 month period (July - Oct.).
See LTD adventure: Here Life is full of opportunities - Live them!
“We were getting to be the age when you don’t want to hang with your parents anymore. Dad knew that and he also knew we couldn’t resist a chance to go fishing. I think he liked having us together as a captive audience more so than fishing. Fishing became the glue that held us all together,”
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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"I started the day with no fish and I still have plenty left"