Tag Archives: July Open Billfish Tournament

51st July Open Billfish Tournament Kicks-Off

The 51st July Open Billfish Tournament (JOBT) – the longest annually held angling contest in the Virgin Islands hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC) – will kick-off Wednesday July 9th with a fleet of nearly a dozen …

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July Open Billfish Tournament Set for July 9-11

Photo: Team Pescador wins 2013 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. Credit: © Scott Kerrigan/AquaPaparazzi.com

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Register now to fish the legend! The 51st Annual July Open Billfish Tournament (JOBT) – the longest annually held angling contest in the Virgin Islands and the tournament that put the Virgin Islands on the …

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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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Pescador Leads Day 1 of 50th July Open Billfish Tournament

First-timers luck held fast for the team aboard Pescador during the first day of fishing in the 50th Anniversary July Open Billfish Tournament (JOBT), hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC). Stephen Deckoff, the St. John, USVI-based owner/angler …

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50th July Open Billfish Tournament Kicks off Friday

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The 50th Anniversary July Open Billfish Tournament (JOBT) – the longest annually held angling contest in the Virgin Islands hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC) – will kick-off Friday July 19 with …

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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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Caribbean Big Sport Fishing Tournament Schedule 2013

International Billfish Tournament Puerto Rico - Club Nautico de San Juan angler Jose Vicente fights Blue on Kamajoe. Photo courtesy of Virginia de los Reyes CNSJ

They don’t have passports or visas. They don’t clear customs and immigration. Yet they are welcomed like royalty and Hollywood celebrities everywhere they visit. In fact, there is hardly an island in the Caribbean that doesn’t pay homage to the …

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Black Gold Wins July Open Billfish Tournament

Black Gold wins 49th July Open Billfish Tournament (left to right) Harry Sargeant (Top Angler), Capt. Keith Brokenhagen, Matt Melchiorre, Mike McCarthy and Erik Glaff. Photo: Scott Kerrigan/AquaPaparazzi.com

Black Gold held their lead on the final day of fishing to win Top Boat in the 49th July Open Billfish Tournament (JOBT), hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC). Harry Sargeant, owner and angler aboard the 65ft …

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