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10/22/14 - See the ABMT website results. So far in 2014 36,145 visitors around the world have read 91,237 pages! Thank you for your readership and we invite you to come fish our tournaments!

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Angler Profile - October 2014
Jody Lewis
Miami, Florida

Weve built a legacy on Freebie, Lewis says. Its 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 were out.

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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.

Leg 1. Cap Cana, DR / Leg 2. BVI OPEN - VG, BVI / Leg 3. STT ABMT


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2014 USVI OPEN
ATLANTIC BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT
"The Super Bowl of Sport Fishing Tournaments"

USVI OPEN/ABMT WINNER'S CIRCLE
(Photos - Richard Gibson)

2014 ABMT ENDS WITH 99 RELEASES BY 22 BOATS
AVERAGE FISH PER BOAT 4.5

Press #1 / Press #2 / Press #3 / Press #4

SCORING: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Cumulative

TOP ANGLER - STEVE DAVIS
WAVE PAVER - CAPT. RUSSELL SINCLAIR - 2000 POINTS (5 BM)



Second - JR Davis - Wave Paver - Capt. Russell Sinclair - 2000 (5 BM)
Third - Devon Silas - Hook n Bull - Capt. Carter Drummond - 2000 (5 BM)

BEST BOAT - REEL AFFAIR - CAPT. JUAN GARCIA
5200 Points - 13 Blue Marlin

2nd. Place Boat - Jichi - Capt. Gene Lebron - 4400 Points (11 BM)
3rd. Place Boat - Wave Paver - Capt. Russell Sinclair - 4000 points (10 BM)

TOP JUNIOR ANGLER

Tristan Lambert - Reel Tight - Capt. Joe Figiel - 800 Points (2 BM)

TOP LOCAL CHARTER BOAT

Mixed Bag - Capt. Rob Richards - 2000 Points (5 BM)

BOAT MOST TAGS

Reel Affair - Capt. Juan Garcia - 6 Tags


GLOBAL REPORTS

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