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August 23, 2010
THERAPY JUMPS INTO TOP BOAT LEAD AFTER THIRD DAY OF FISHING IN THE 38TH ANNUAL USVI OPEN/ATLANTIC BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT
was hot from the moment we put the lines in the water,” says Therapy
owner/angler, George Lorton, from
Therapy fished north of Anegada, but what really turned on their good luck, says Lorton, with a smile, “is the little dance we do in the cockpit followed by a swig of a special foul-tasting drink. We did it twice yesterday and three times today. Everybody better watch out because we have six bottles of our special drink left for the last day.”
Big OH, Gray Ingram’s Ricky Scarborough 63, out of Jupiter,
boat that had a good day was Sandman, a Spencer 63, with boatbuilder, Paul Spencer, of Spencer Yachts in
“We had a great day,” says Spencer, a veteran charter boat captain turned boatbuilder who constructed seven of the multi-million dollar yachts fishing in this tournament. “I caught two of the three fish today.”
who is fishing out of
Click Through, the Wanchese 68 that earned top boat honors the first day, released two blues today and stayed near the front of the pack.
came down last year and fished about three months,” says owner/angler,
Keith English, from
Looking ahead, says English, “We need to find another four to five fish for a legitimate shot at winning. To hopefully do that, we’re going out to scout around tomorrow on the lay day.”
A total of 105 blue marlin have been released in three days of fishing by the forty-one boat fleet.
The angling action concludes Wednesday, after a layday Tuesday on the full moon.
The ABMT’s final fishing action on Wednesday ends
with the sport fishing fleet's swift Jim Smith ‘Race from the Edge’
at 4:30 p.m. The best place to watch this often photo finish is from the spit
of land past the pool at the Sapphire Beach Resort. The Awards Ceremony takes
place later in the evening along with the naming of the 2010 USVI Open/Atlantic
Blue Marlin Top
For the first time, viewers can get in on the fun from anywhere in the world by entering the boat pool on line for the chance to win prizes. Visit: www.abmt.vi/pages/boatpool.htm to learn more.
by Chuck Senf back in 1972 – and nicknamed The
Boy Scout Tournament since a portion of the proceeds have always benefited the
VI Council of the Boy Scouts of America, one of Senf’s
favorite charities – the ABMT has evolved into the competitive saltwater
sports fishing events in the world. It’s one of legs of the prestigious
Bermuda Triangle Series and Spanish Main Series. This year, Senf’s
grandson, Blain Tomlinson, is traveling from
The ABMT is fished under International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) rules, and is overseen by a professional Board of Captains and well-qualified observers.
The tournament benefits the Virgin Islands Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
For more information, call: 1-888-2-FISHVI (1-888-234-7484), or 340-775-9500, or Fax: 340-779-8605, or visit www.abmt.vi