St Thomas Blue Marlin Trip Report

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    St Thomas Blue Marlin Trip Report

    For those that just want to see the highlights, you can watch it here


    My brother and I had the chance to fish with some guys that REALLY have their game together on bait and switch marlin fishing on the North Drop off St. Thomas. We fished two days and managed to go 3 for 4 on Blues and even found a White for a bit of variety.

    Battlwagons at American Yacht Harbor


    Weapons


    Hook Up #1 On The Pitch


    Catch #1 On The Leader



    He got a little a frisky close to the boat




    This is perhaps my new all time favorite picture


    The only outboard boat we saw on the Drop was an Intrepid...I wasn't surprised


    Marlin #2 was a bit bigger (maybe 450#) and gave me a bit more pull.


    This is the best photo I have but the leader man had a GoPro on a headband and if I ever get that video it will be spectacular



    My brother caught a nice White



    Literally with 2 minutes before lines out Bob hooked into his first Atlantic Blue. He looks pretty determined.


    A short time later he was on the leader




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    Nice pics. Looks like a great trip. Can't comment on the video yet, I'll watch it at home. Cheers Rich.
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    You guys in the full midst of all your glory! Excellent!

    Ahemmmmmm....... I see lots of pink associated with many of those lures!

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    Nice Vid thanks for sharing.

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    great report, great video. liked the first music track a lot. congrats.
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    great pics, you are on the marlin this year

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    Great shots Rich! Thanks for sharing

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    Awesome shots and a great trip. Still kicking myself for not going. Next time it's ON!
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    Simply awesome!

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    Great report, thanks for sharing. Private boat I assume?

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