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THE SHORT REPORT - ST. THOMAS - REFRESH (F5) OFTEN
Oct.19th. 2014 We've heard that Bermuda came through better than expected. Last bad storm that hit St. Thomas (Marilyn 1995) wiped us out and we didn't have power for a whole year! Photo is of Regina our newest ABMT member who is down in Aruba helping out at Joan's tournament. Link to scoring is: See Here
Oct.17th. 2014 Unfortunately it looks like our friends in Bermuda are going to take a walloping today from hurricane Gonzalo. Our thoughts are with them. See Bermuda's weather link: Here
Oct.14th. 2014 Gonzalo went through here with very little wind and not much rain. We're hoping that it will bypass our friends in Bermuda. Comes with living the dream!
Oct.12th. 2014 Two boats out today. Da Bait caught a white and was 0/1+1 on blue marlin. Gulf Rascal was 1/1+1 on blues and jumped off a spearfish. The Reel Tight boys are home safe. Heard from Capt. Joe at 9:36 a.m. (Sun. morning) when he was 10 minutes from the Hillsboro Inlet. Left here early morning last Thurs.
Weather here to be pretty rainy and windy for the next two days so probably no more fishing reports for the October moon period.
Oct.11th. 2014 Slow fishing but flat calm. Looks like our friends in Bermuda will be getting a little weather. Maybe us too on Monday - Tuesday. Today Gulf Rascal 1/1 on wahoo! Dabait 0/1 + 1 blues and 1/1 on sailfish. Mojito 1/1 sailfish.
Oct.10th. 2014 Everyone gets their turn - Today it was Jeff's Da Bait going 2/3+1 on blue marlin. Therapy 0/1 (Mike's last day). Mojito 1/1 and Marlin Prince 1/1. Picture perfect weather today but there may be a little weather coming in the early part of next week.
Oct. 9th. 2014 Ok but not hot. Marlin Prince 0/0, Therapy 1/2+1, Mojito 2/3+1, Black Pearl 0/0, Da Bait 0/1. Reel Tight departed for Florida early this morning - safe trip.
Oct. 8th. 2014 Full Moon. Weather layed down today and the waters were flat calm. Capt. Eddie Morrison on Marlin Prince said one of the 3 fish he released today was approx. 700lbs. "It made my whole summer." "Jumped on the wire and put on a real show." Black Pearl was 0/1, Therapy 1/2, Da Bait 0/0 (in early), Abigail III 0/2 (Spike running it today).
Oct. 7th. 2014 Not much to it but still everyone caught a blue marlin. Marlin Prince 1/2, Therapy 1/2, Da Bait 1/1, and Reel Tight 1/1 +1. We said safe trip to the boys on Semper Fi and today was the Reel Tight's last day of fishing for the 2014 season. See Capt. Joe's Reel Tight Report: Here
Everyone saw fish and high-hook again today was Reel Tight going 2/5+1. Marlin Pince 0/1, Da Bait 1/1, Semper Fi 0/1, Therapy 1/2. Congratulations to angler Mike Callahan for his 2014 100th Blue Marlin! Mike has acheived this catch mark for the past three years!! See Capt. Joe's Reel Tight Report: Here
Oct. 5th. 2014 Tops for the moon so far is Reel Tight... they were 3/4+2 today. Everyone is seeing big fish - Jose on Mojito said he had a fish up over 600 lbs. and wound up going 1/3+1. Therapy 1/1+1, Gulf Rascal 0/2 and Da Bait 0/2+1. See Capt. Joe's Reel Tight Report: Here
Oct. 4th. 2014 Slower but still not bad. Mojito 1/1, Black Pearl 1/2, Therapy 1/2, Da Bait 0/1 (in early), Semper Fi 1/3, Marlin Prince 1/3+2, Indigo 0/2. Jimmy Lambert on Reel Tight fought a nice fish (700+) and it was finally shark bit. See Capt. Joe's Reel Tight Report: Here
Oct. 3rd. 2014 Pretty good day... Marlin Prince 1/1+1 and 0/1 on a white. Therapy 2/4+1. Da Bait 0/2+5 (saw a large fish over 700+). Mojito 2/3 (saw large fish over 600). Reel Tight cranks up tomorrow. Weather is picture perfect!
Oct. 2nd. 2014 Been off island and catching readers up on the Oct. Moon Bite: On Sunday - Semper Fi was 3/5. On Tues. Semper Fi 3/5. Marlin Prince 1/?. On Wed. Therapy was 2/3 fishing angler Mike Callahan (2.5 hr. fight on fish est. 800 lbs.). Da Bait was 2/3. Today (Thurs.) Therapy 0/2. Da Bait 3/4+1. Semper Fi 1/3.
Angler Profile - October 2014 Jody Lewis Miami, Florida
“We’ve built a legacy on Freebie,” Lewis says. “It’s been the perfect extension of our home. I go to the grocery and pack up just like my Mom did, and I think our captain, George Beck, and mate Carson Byers think I get too many things, but I want everyone to be nice and comfortable when we’re out.”
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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