Eleven releases earn JICHI second place in the 42ND USVI Open Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament! August 7th-10th, 2014
Eleven blue marlin was not quite enough for top boat in the in the 42nd USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament (ABMT) held in St Thomas US Virgin Islands but it was sure good for second place in one of the most prestigious blue marlin release tournaments in the world. JICHI, the 68-foot Paul Mann custom out of Miami began the tournament with a phenomenal seven blues the first day. On Day 2, JICHI went fishless yet still held the lead with seven fish while other boats kept the pressure on by releasing a few fish. On Day 3 JICHI team rebounded with the release of two blue marlin for nine total and a second place. On Day 4, JICHI released two additional marlin but it wasn’t quite enough and they finished second with 11 blue marlin. “We have a great team, fish hard and have a lot of fun doing it,” says JICHI team member Portuondo. “It creates a great karma. That’s how we win or place in so many tournaments.”
JICHI finished third in the 2013 USVI ABMT.
“We have a great team, fish hard and have a lot of fun doing it,” says JICHI team member Portuondo. “It creates a great karma. That’s how we win or place in so many tournaments.”