May 23 - And some get rained out! Sorry to say the 2013 Spanish Main Series fell apart at the last minute. Needed was a min. of 2 boats and unfortunately one of our contestants has cancelled. Everyone have a great time and we hope you see a bunch of fish!
Other ABMT Doings - Plans for "Marlin Fest 2013" are coming along! Arts and Crafts vendors and restaurant owner/managers are now being contacted for their participation. MF will be a week of fun activities for visitors and residents alike. Plans include a Golf Tournament, a full day BVI Excursion (lunch at luxury resort), a 2 day Center Console Tournament (all billfish, tuna and wahoo on 30lb.) and a Magen's Bay BBQ Beach Party. Activities can soon be purchased on this website and special hotel rates will be available. Sponsors and fishing friends - this is a great opportunity to be with us for the ABMT "Boy Scout" Tournament and to enjoy a summer break! See MF2013 Info
See flyer on the ABMT's newly developing 'Wet N' Wild' Center Console tournament. This will be an exciting 2 day South Drop (Virgin Gorda to Vieques) event staged for the hardcores. Held during Marlin Fest 2013 (same time as annual "Boy Scout" Tournament). Sponsors are needed for this and MF Golf Tournament. Latest 'Wet N' Wild'
SPONSOR OF THE MONTH - RELEASE MARINE - SAVANNAH, GEORGA visit website
EVERYONE READS ON THE EDGE! Just ask Capt. Ray Walters
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.
Click here to view collection
2012 USVI OPEN ATLANTIC BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT "The Super Bowl of Sport Fishing Tournaments"
"BOY SCOUT" WINNER'S CIRCLE (Photos - Richard Gibson)