Tag Archives: IGFA

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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How to Catch an All-Tackle World Record Blue Marlin

Catch the International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) all-tackle world record blue marlin from now through December 13, fishing out of select marinas in the IGY network, and win a million-dollar prize! That means reeling in an Atlantic Blue Marlin heavier …

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Pescador Wins 50th July Open Billfish Tournament

Team Pescador wins 50th July Open Billfish Tournament. L to R: Josh Bourg (mate), Stephen Deckoff, Sr. (top angler), Stephen Deckoff, Jr. (angler), Capt. Jay Fowler, Mark Jenkins (mate), holding hand-carved marlin head trophies by marine artist, David Wirth.

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Talent and luck earned the team aboard Pescador the Top Boat win in the 50th Anniversary July Open Billfish Tournament (JOBT), hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC), July 19 to 21. Stephen …

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July Open Billfish Tournament

Capt. Johnny Harms is credited with ‘discovering’ the magnificent blue marlin fishery in the Virgin Islands. That was back in the 1950s when Laurence Rockefeller brought Harms down to explore the possibility of big game charter fishing for Rockefeller’s guests …

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