Sailfish Cup 2008 – 388 Fish Caught!Posted on: February 12, 2009
November 11 – 12
Sailfish Cup 2008 – Miami Beach, FL
November starts off the Sailfish Cup and the bite is on fire!
Tuesday morning was day one of the Sailfish Cup, the first leg of the Sailfish Pro Series. After several days of pre-fishing, we were ready to go. We headed out of Miami Beach Marina bright and early (6:30 AM) aboard Advanced Roofing, a 33′ Conch. Seas were nasty, but sailfish conditions were perfect. After 2 hours of running north and 60 miles under our belt, we set up in Lake Worth (Palm Beach). As soon as the rods were set, we had a quadruple header on. It was an instant bite. One fish rebelled and immediately pulled the hook, we were 3 for 4. Then right of the bat a double header was hooked…and another double header. At this point we were 7 fish in. Shortly after, a single fish ate, leaving Advanced Roofing in the lead with 8 fish total. All of a sudden, a triple header came out of no where. We were in the perfect place at the perfect time, nothing was stopping us. Fishing slowed down…we thought. We caught 3 singles before lines had to be out of the water, releasing a total of 14 fish for day one. The second place boat released 12 fish. Advanced Roofing won first place daily, it was unreal.
Wednesday morning approached us pretty quickly; we were beat, but anxious to get out there for day two. Our destination was Boca Raton, before our engine problems occurred. Miami it was for Advanced Roofing! Within two hours we caught 5 sailfish, still holding first place with a total of 19 fish. Advanced Roofing was ahead of Hostile by 6 fish. My buddy Ray Rosher, the captain of Hostile, always creeps up from behind, so we knew we had to catch more fish…quick! I was right, Hostile caught up to Advanced Roofing until we were neck and neck with 20 fish each boat. Hostile released their 20th fish 12 minutes before Advanced Roofing, pulling them ahead of us. Neither boat got another bite before lines had to be in.
Advanced Roofing: 1st place daily Tuesday, 2nd place overall
Hostile: 1st place overall
47 boats, 388 sailfish caught total
Talk about a nail biter.
This is the best November sailfish bite I’ve ever seen.
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Captain David Ide