With team anglers Albert Castro, Luis Isias and Anibal Moya fishing hard and seeing lots of action, the 68-foot Paul Mann JICHI captained by Gene Lebron took top honors and a commanding 1500 point lead in the first leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship in Guana Cay, April 22-25, 2015. Four blues, two whites and a sail! JICHI owner Luis Isias was top angler with three of the blues, a white and the sail. Next up in the BBC: Green Turtle Cay May 6-9. Keep it up JICHI! Bahamas Billfish Championship Leg 1: Guana Cay April 22-25 Leg 2:
Congratulations to JICHI! One blue marlin and two white marlin released during the final leg of the 2015 Bahamas Billfish Championship at Boat Harbour June 10-13, 2015 were enough to see JICHI stay on the leader board! Team anglers Albert Castro, Anibal Moya and JICHI owner/angler Luis Isias held onto the second overall in the BBC against a very competitive field! The 68-foot Paul Mann JICHI captained by Gene Lebron won the first leg in Guana Cay. Leg 1: Guana Cay April 22-25 Leg 2: Green Turtle Cay May 6-9 Leg 3: Treasure Cay May 27-30 Leg 4: Boat Harbour June 10-13
Congratulations to MA SHEILA (formerly the 59-foot Paul Mann CLEAN LIVIN’) for placing second in the third of four legs–the Treasure Cay leg–of the 2015 Bahamas Billfish Championship, with a 628-pound monster blue marlin and another white. Owner Will Tomlinson was the angler. The 68-foot Paul Mann JICHI is second overall in the entire series to date with a win at Guana Cay and a great showing at Treasure Cay. MA SHEILA is eighth overall. Boat Harbour, June 10-13, is the next and final leg in the series. Luis Isalas, owner of JICHI, is in second place for series top
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
JICHI owner, Luis Isaias decided to repower and have a few up fits on the JICHI. After a great season including a second place in the 2013 Custom-Shootout in Harbour Island Bahamas and a third place finish in the 41st USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament, JICHI is here for new engines! We are installing Caterpillar C32 Acerts 1925 bph Tier II engines w/ Twin Disc gears and controls. This will give her enhanced performance. JICHI's also getting new covering boards, new teak deck, new Aquamatic 1400 by Sea Recovery water-maker, new engine room paint, new fuel lines and all of
Beginning the final day of the tournament eight boats of the 28 in the tournament were tied for first place with five blue marlin releases apiece. JICHI, the 68-foot Paul Mann helmed by Capt. Gene Lebron, and owner/angler Luis Isaias was one of the eight. They jumped into the lead early by being the first boat to release their sixth blue marlin with an early morning catch. JICHI was able to capture a third place finish against a strong field of boats and anglers. Congratulations to the JICHI for keeping Paul Mann Boats on the leaderboard!