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Dolphin Derby Winners

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The catch of a 34.06-pound dolphin fish (mahi-mahi) earned St. Thomas’, Angela Berry, Top Angler and a $1,000 cash prize at the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club’s 22nd Annual Dolphin Derby, sponsored by Budget Car …

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Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament

Day two and the boats head out at dawn. Photo: Gerard De Bruin

A new teaser system spelled success for the sport fisherman aboard the Bertram 31, Hard Play II. The Tobago-based team earned Top Boat at the 48th Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament, held January 21st to 25th out of the Grenada …

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St Martin Billfish Tournament Celebrates 20th Year

There’s more ways to win in this emerald anniversary event, set for June 21-24 off the waterfront in Marigot, St. Martin. New is the addition of ‘The Billfish Challenge’, a high-stakes, $5,000 optional buy-in where the winner takes all. “Onshore, our local …

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29th Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament Set for July 16

L to R: Tamika Turbe (Third Largest Kingfish and Best Female), Captain Alvin Turbe (Best Captain), Gerald Greaux, Jr, Gilbert Laban (Largest Kingfish and Best Male Angler) and Joshua Laban. Credit: Dean Barnes

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Calling all fisherman! The 29th Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament – the inshore fishing tournament that offers the best prizes and attracts more participants that any other of its kind in the U.S. Virgin Islands – …

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U.S. Senate Passage of Outdoor REC Act Positive for Florida

Outdoor REC Act

Sportfishing industry jobs and recreational fishing’s economic impact will now be accounted for as part of the U.S.’s gross domestic product, akin to other industries such as automobiles and pharmaceuticals, thanks to President Barak Obama’s signing the Outdoor Recreation Jobs …

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Presidential Aruba Caribbean Cup

Presidential Aruba Caribbean Cup

The sports fishing was slamming good at the Presidential Aruba Caribbean Cup, presented by the Aruba Airport Authority and hosted out of the Varadero Aruba Marina & Boatyard in Oranjestad. In fact, a first day Grand Slam – the catch …

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Islamorada: Purple Islands

Photo by Frank Saccente

Like clockwork, I begin to question my sanity the day we begin to get ready for the trip. In addition to taking what we need to transplant our lives from New Jersey to the Florida Keys for 10 weeks each …

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Antigua Francis Nunes Jr. Memorial Tournament

Antigua Francis Nunes Jr Memorial Tournament Team Crab Hole Liquors – Cook-off Competition winners

Knowing where to go and how to fish proved the secret to success for two teams at the Francis Nunes Jr. Memorial Tournament and Seafood Festival, hosted by the Antigua & Barbuda Sports Fishing Club in September. Sean MacMillan and …

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Fair Prospect Wins Port Antonio Billfish Tournament

The Red Stripe winning Team, Fair Prospect

Well-oiled teamwork and a little help from above earned the team aboard the 52ft Tiara, Fair Prospect, the Top Boat prize in the 53rd Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament, in Jamaica. The blow-through of Hurricane Matthew shortened the event from …

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Puerto Rico International Billfish Tournament

AD/HD hooked up. Photos: Mark Smestad

The luck of fishing in Club Nautico de San Juan’s 63rd International Billfish Tournament (IBT) for the first time combined with skills gained billfishing in the waters off South Florida, the Florida Keys and the Bahamas, earned AD/HD and its …

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South Florida Angler Visits Caribbean in Pursuit of Record

On her way to a Billfish Royal Slam – Julie Crispin seen here with Ryan Thurner, mate of Marlin Magic in Kona, Hawaii

A Billfish Royal Slam is for most a lifetime sports fishing achievement. Julie Crispin, of Stuart, Florida, has set out to accomplish the International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) recognized feat of catching, tagging and releasing nine specific billfish species in 12 …

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