March 7, 2010 – sail bite continues

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The sailfish were still out there today in good numbers.  The problem today was the crazy north wind that made it tough for guys to fish out past 30 miles. We usually never have wind this time of year.  The strange weather pattern continue.

The boats that could make it past 30 miles saw lots of fish but with the winds and the chop it made for a tough day to get hook ups.

The guys on the 28 center console caught 3 sails and 3 mahi less than 30 miles out.

Another 28′ center console did some inshore and they caught 3 big roosterfish and about 15 big amberjack.  He said the sardines were thick in the morning about 12 miles south of the marina and then they and the gamefish disappeared in the afternoon.

Another 28′ center console did some bottom fishing but it was too windy to hold on the rocks and they had a slow day.

A 32′ Albermarle caught 4 sails and a couple mahi yesterday and today they released 11 sailfish.

My buddy on the 36′ Topaz caught 5 sails, a few mahi and a couple wahoo today..he also raised 2 blue marlin.

A friend of mine on a private 40′ gamefisherman released 30 plus sails and 1 marlin the past 3 days. They raised 3 marlin today…he said it was choppy but lots of fish.

The guys on the 32′ Irvin Forbes caught 3 sails and a couple mahi today…he also raised a blue marlin.

We are spoiled here with our weather and fishing.  The clients on the 32′ Irvin Forbes were from the Carolinas and they are seasoned fisherman.  They captain is also from the Carolinas and they laughed at him yesterday when he said the ocean was rough and the fishing was slow.  They said they would take 3 foot waves, 3 sails and a couple mahi any day…those may be poor conditions for us but anywhere else in the world that’s not a bad day.

The roosterfish above was caught last week by Mac from Texas on the 28′ center console.  It was the only fish all day but it was a big un…one of the biggest I have seen in 10 plus years down here.

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