Pompano Beach 29th May 2022
Both of us managed to avoid the Sailfish that were feeding at sunrise. Hooking a sail on the kayak is fun two or three times, but the commitment of landing, reviving, and releasing eats up a lot of time and often drags one far from the launch area, meaning a long tiring pedal afterward. If the Sailfish were an acceptably harvestable catch, It would be fine, but to burn up that amount of prime time for a release is not worth it to many of us who offshore kayak fish on a regular basis. If nothing else is biting, it's fine, but prime time sunrise on a sailfish means missed opportunities for other more desirable harvests.
As it turned out neither of us had any non-sailfish strikes during the first 2 hours after sunrise. It was a slow day (for springtime fishing) for trolling baits and jigging.
Eventually, I had a few strikes on bait but had a poor 2 for 5 strike average. The total count was a big King and a small Cuda for myself.
My friend had a Little Tunny and a nice Blackfin out deeper. By noon, the current was too strong to fish deep, so we both headed in calling it a day.