Well, I finally got the monkey off my back. After going 0 for 8 this summer I finally got one. It was small but legal. I was on the spot for 5 min on the first drop of the morning when I got the bite. It took 20 min the reel in from 1650 feet (hand cranking). I decided to make another drop and we were tight in about 15 min. My nephew Gavin was on the rod this time. 1 hour and 45 min later I stuck the gaff in her. Got her iced down the best I could in the kill bag and pointed the boat north. We were 75 miles out and I ran 46 mph all the way in. It was flat. I’m the first to bring a sword fish into the marina and we had quite the crowd. The big girl weighed right at 200 pounds.
Hot damn Richard, congrats! Now that's the way to do it, hand cranking from 1600'! Look at tha big black eye!
Good job, now you have some good steaks and kabobs to look forward toi.
I wonder if this will be the trigger that will have others targeting them now?
Thanks buddy! Only one other guy has caught one and he was on another boat out of Louisiana. Another guy tried once but he sold his boat. A buddy at our marina does want me to go with him, so I may help him out. You have to have a lot of patience for these dinosaurs. It’s not for everybody.
mdebonis11: specifically in 241cc model
Jan 15, 2021 8:57:40 GMT -5
edkath: What is the common width used for boat lift bunks for a 2019 Sailfish 245 DC?
Feb 1, 2021 16:56:31 GMT -5
fishnfool: ed you might try posting this up top for better visibility.
Feb 5, 2021 13:11:04 GMT -5
gig3: Hello, Seaman Rich, in central Florida just purchase a 1996 17'-6" CC Sailfish and looking for advise and knowledge from all.
Feb 8, 2021 16:51:48 GMT -5
fishnfool: Welcome Rich. Congrats!
Feb 9, 2021 21:08:45 GMT -5
finatic: Closing in on 700 nice, minus one we lost one.
Mar 1, 2021 12:08:52 GMT -5
rjkuenning: Hello, My name is Bob and I am purchasing a new 2021 245DC. I boat in the Cleawater Florida area.
Mar 2, 2021 16:10:46 GMT -5
fishnfool: Hi Bob, welcome and congrats. Posting up top in the forums will get more visibility. I lived in Seminole as a kid when my dad was stationed at MacDill. Good memories of pier and beach fishing.
Mar 2, 2021 17:32:44 GMT -5
finatic: One more to hit 700, who we could of thought.
Mar 6, 2021 15:33:50 GMT -5
finatic: One more to go to hit 700 members who would have thought
Mar 6, 2021 15:34:23 GMT -5