Pelican Yacht Club Sail Tournment

Osprey45Osprey45 FT Pierce/ Boonton Twp NJPosts: 989 Officer
Sailfish on fire 230 releases in 2 days

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  • century7century7 Posts: 2,402 Captain
    i got zero of those fish. Probably would help if i was out fishing and not working......:rotflmao
    It works 60% of the time all the time......
  • Capt.AWCapt.AW Posts: 931 Officer
    Osprey45 wrote: »
    Sailfish on fire 230 releases in 2 days

    Dead bait only, 4 hooked lines, etc.....very impressive to say the least
  • ContingenseaContingensea Posts: 10 Greenhorn
    I saw your comment and though "huh?" I had no idea that there were sail tournaments that barred live bait until I looked up their tournament rules. "Pretty impressive" is right.
  • Osprey45Osprey45 FT Pierce/ Boonton Twp NJPosts: 989 Officer
    Pelican also holds the record for most sail releases ever in a tournament, I think it was 670
  • JIMinPBJIMinPB Posts: 1,875 Captain
    Silver Sailfish had 142 on day 1 (yesterday). That was with live bait in the mix, but no professionals allowed, only 4 lines out, no chumming & no natural bait dredges.

    Sails are biting.
  • Aquaholic IVAquaholic IV Posts: 766 Officer
    JIMinPB wrote: »
    Silver Sailfish had 142 on day 1 (yesterday). That was with live bait in the mix, but no professionals allowed, only 4 lines out, no chumming & no natural bait dredges.

    Sails are biting.

    Is Silver Sailfish a boat or tournament? That's a whole bunch of fish.
  • Rosco62Rosco62 Posts: 8 Greenhorn
    Since we’re on the subject does anyone have any tips for dead baiting sails??
  • JIMinPBJIMinPB Posts: 1,875 Captain
    Is Silver Sailfish a boat or tournament? That's a whole bunch of fish.

    The Silver Sailfish Derby is said to be the oldest running sailfish tournament in the world. It is run by the West Palm Beach Fishing Club.

    This year, the top boat had 17 fish. A few others brought 16 to the boat.
  • JIMinPBJIMinPB Posts: 1,875 Captain
    Rosco62 wrote: »
    Since we’re on the subject does anyone have any tips for dead baiting sails??

    Yea, throw some dead bait at them....with a hook in it.

    Seriously,
    they will eat dead sardines & ballyhoo, as well as some other types of dead bait. Proper presentation is key, just like with live bait. Billfish have funny details to their feeding habits, but the basics are still the same as with other fish. They need to be fired up to eat & not notice the fishing line.
  • saltyseniorsaltysenior Posts: 751 Officer
    Rosco62 wrote: »
    Since we’re on the subject does anyone have any tips for dead baiting sails??

    simple.....go out when the wind is 20 mph out of the NW or N..

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