Offshore Fishing

Lines In at 54th July Open Billfish Tournament

Captain Jay Fowler of the Pescador (L) and Captain Rob Richards of Mixed Bag (R) register for the July Open Billfish Tournament. Credit Dean Barnes

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Over half dozen boats homeported in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rici and U.S. mainland are ready to fish the 54th July Open Billfish Tournament (JOBT), hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC), July …

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A Successful Inaugural Mahi Mayhem Tournament

To the victor go the spoils … and the cash

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – Captain Alvin and his crew aboard Emmanuel, from St Thomas, swept the board at the first annual Mahi Mayhem fishing tournament held in May. They scooped the $5,000 top prize for heaviest mahi at 33lb; …

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10 Sport Fishing Tournaments to Try Your Luck

American Yacht Harbor, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Sport fishing is a sport enjoyed around the globe. In the U.S., 46 million Americans or nearly 16 percent of the population ages 6 and older fishes for pleasure, according to the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s 2015 Special Report …

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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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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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USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament

blue marlin tournament

Determination – to win and have fun – proved the successful strategy for the top team in the 44th USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament (ABMT), fished out of IGY’s American Yacht Harbor marina, August 15 to 19. Rod Windley, of …

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Layla Wins Caicos Classic

Caicos Classic

Landing on the scoreboard early earned the US-based team aboard Layla the Top Boat trophy at the 21st Caicos Classic IGFA Billfish Release Tournament. Held July 7 to 11 and hosted out of the Blue Haven Marina, in Providenciales, Turks …

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