SIBT Wrap Up

Well, it was a crazy busy week so here is the wrap up.

Day 1: we loaded up on wahoo for the boat pool points in hopes of holding up there

Day 2: I couldn’t find a billfish to save my life day 1, but Day 2 was game on. Found the color change I was looking for with a nice suspended weedline on it. We had real bad luck and ended 0/11 on sailfish

Day 3: I ran back to the same area and we picked away and bites and the boys in the pit were on as we went 5/7 on sailfish jumping into 4th place

Day 4 / lay day: we went out and fished for 4 hours just because and went 1/1 on blue marlin and 2/3 on sailfish.

Day 5: we ran back out to where we had been but the conditions weren’t there. The mahi were tho and we caught a handful of bailer dolphin and even a wahoo that luckily stayed connected to our circle hook on mono. We did miss a sail there but then ran up inside and had a solid flurry of bites going 1/5 on sailfish up there.

We ended the tournament in 5th place and won the meat category. Good times!

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1/22 Day 1 SIBT

Well today the conditions again looked pretty much the same but it seems the normal current that I have been used to here is starting to come into play, so MAYBE it will get back to epic fishing proportions here as far as billfish. We pounded it out but with 2.5 hours to go we had not seen a billfish, and we are in the meat fish pool so we decided to try for wahoo and it paid off. We boated 5/6 wahoo in 2 hours and got a total weight 216 lbs. 3 more full days to go, and billfish are back on the brain for tomorrow. Top boat right now has 3 sailfish.

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1/21 report

We gave it a go today since the tournament starts tomorrow. Full Moon last night that was a pretty incredible one. We ended 1:1 on sailfish and a small wahoo. Still very green water and slow fishing. Hope it fires up!

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1/19 whackin wahoo

We tried wahoo fishing today on Exile 65 to mix it up and we are glad we made that move. We ended up boxing 6 wahoo up to 50 lbs. lots of action and plenty of bites! The color of the day was green and also black and red as those produced the most bites.

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1/18 Report

We pushed further offshore today looking for something different and hoping to stumble upon a good bite. Unfortunately the green water was still 24 miles off. We ended 1/3 on sailfish and 2 10 pound mahi.

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1/17 Green Water Still A Factor

The green water has made it tough here lately and is still covering the fishing grounds. We scratched it out today going 3/3 on sailfish raising one more to a dredge that didn’t eat and boxed two mahi over 20 pounds. Not bad, but hoping for more billfish bites tomorrow!

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1/12 Much Better

Fun Day on the water today going 7/8 on sailfish tagging 6 of them. Lots of laughs, and much more like Grenada fishing! Here are today’s notes:

1/12 81 degree water, green but cleaner then yesterday. Winds ESE 15

853 Double header sails and tagged both

9:05 release sail on party skirt right flat tagged

915 release sail left flat tagged

948 release sail left long tagged

Green water with a little

11:26Released 1/2 sailfish on the flat lines one naked one party skirt

Pushing down ran into the water that was green and has the scattered weed in the water and on top like I saw yesterday that was unproductive so pushing back up

258 release and tag sail left flat peeled off downsea blue double dredge

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