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07/30/15 - 3:35 P.M Quicky Report - VIGFC's 52nd. 'July Open' Tourament - St. Thomas, VI - Day 3 - Wave Paver 3 blues, Reel Tight 1 white, Mistress 1 blue.

July 29, 2015 - Behind the ball a little bit because the internet went down. Today was a little better overall for the fleet - Wave Paver released three fish and so did Casca Dura. Many complaints about the sea weed and evidently it's heavy all over the Caribbean. We'll update when the press release and Capt. Joe's email comes through. Been watching all the MarlinFest raffle prizes? More are coming in every day and we still have a month left to collect more! Go: See Prize List

Click on photo to enlargeJuly 28, 2015 - Tough finding fish out there today! Day 1 Results - 52nd VIGFC 'July Open': Mistress (2), Never Say Never (1), Gulf Rascal (1), Wave Paver (1), Pescador (1).

July 28, 2015 - A fun time is going on here in the Virgin Islands! We are coming up on the full moon of July and that brings about added excitement for those fishing the 52nd. Annual 'July Open' Tournament. The boats started fishing the three day event this morning and you'll start seeing reports (Never Say Never caught 1st. fish!) both here and on the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club's website at: See VIGFC

Click on photo to enlargeJuly24, 2015 - We want to let friends of Capt. Richie "Beaver" Kirst know that on July 31st. from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. there will be a 'Celebration of Life' held in Richie's honor. The function will take place at the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC) and everyone is asked to bring a dish.

July 23, 2015 - REEL TIGHT TODAY 2/6 + 5 ON BLUE MARLIN! Plenty going on here in St. Thomas. The marlin bite is expected to be good this moon, Capt. Jim's Black Pearl has been catching blue marlin on both the North and the South drops. The boys on the Reel Tight are out there today so look for Capt. Joe's report tonight on our Global Reports page at: See Report. The Virgin Island Game Fishing Club's 52 nd. July Open Tournament is coming up soon, fishing dates are July 27, 28, 29. Fun too will be the kids 'Handline Tournament' operated from the docks of AYH Marina this coming Saturday (26th.). Over 200 kids are expected and they'll catch everything that swims, crawls or walks past them! Then the tournament action switches to Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda Sound for the BVI Open (Aug. 1-2-3). Stay tuned fishermen!

July 17, 2015 - Everyone check out our good news at See News We are busy getting ready for the upcoming tournaments, bags are in the process of UPS shipping, the reel prizes are on their way and the beautiful Ed Pang angler awards are being prepared at the foundry located in Loveland Colorado. Exciting raffle prizes are being donated daily and new boats are arriving one by one. Summer 2015 is looking good! Arriving boats thus far are Uno Mas, Mojito, A-1-A, Reel Tight, Cheeseburger, Never Say Never, Betsy, Casca Dura, Wave Paver, Sharky's Revenge, Black Out, Blue View and .

See the growing prize list: See Raffle Here

Click on photo to enlargeWe are starting to hear from center console owners regarding our 2 day 'Wet N' Wild' center console tournament (Aug. 28-29). Bet on it being exciting! Many of the captains of these vessels were born and raised here in the Virgin Islands and they are really good fishermen! Let's see it they are challenged by the center console owners from the BVI, St. Croix, St. Martin and Puerto Rico. Call for info 340-775-9500 Go to Webpage: See Info




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07/28/15 - See the ABMT website results. So far in 2015 14,156 visitors around the world have read 28,471 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


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