World Record Sailfish Caught
Joe Capallano and his friends started this report with some great fish. Over 3 days they caught 5 sails, several dolphin to 18 pounds, a bunch of kings and bonito, a 34 pound jack crevalle, an 18 pound horse eye jack and a 28 pound blackfin tuna.
Steve Whelan whooped up on the fish one evening trip with a sailfish, 2 nice kings and a 120 pound tarpon.
Tom Hobbs snuck over from Texas for a brief trip one morning and scored his first two sailfish and 5 kings from 18 to 25 pounds. We were back at the dock by 10:30 AM.
Mike, Mark and Jeremy Burdt fished several afternoons and evenings. They had no luck with the swordfish, but the afternoons were good. They had several kings to 25 pounds, 4 sailfish, a couple dolphin, a 30 pound tuna and a 120 pound tarpon.
Since May first we have had a day with Lee Goodrich and friends catching 4 sailfish, 4 blackfin tuna to over 30 pounds, 7 dolphin around 5 pounds each, 6 kings and 3 bonito. We had Jeff, Nancy and Nichole Cobb plus son in law Jeff out and everybody caught sailfish. Jeff caught a 33 pound tuna. And they added 6 kings and a bonito for spice.
Our last trip was with Jeff and 11 year old Heather Harkavy. Heather started the day with 29 world record catches to her credit. She hoped to added more. She smashed another record with a whopping, 78 inch fork length, 30 inch girth 94 pound sailfish caught on 20 pound Ande line, Penn 320GLD reel and Capt Harry's Rod. Using a live herring under the kite in 180 feet of water. She was sooooo proud that the fish was tagged and released after being weighed and revived.
We will be having a seminar on the art of catching fish while trolling at Dusky Sport Center 6:30 PM on Thursday May 17th.
Look for plenty of tuna, kings, sailfish and tarpon in the late afternoons over the month or so. Let's go catch some.
a 34 lb Jack crevalle
A world record 94 lb sail for Heather
About The Author: Captain Bouncer Smith
Company: Bouncers Dusky Charters
Area Reporting: Fort Lauderdale to Miami out to Bahamas
Bio: CAPTAIN BOUNCER SMITH is experienced in every aspect of the sport of fishing, in South Florida as well as a variety of ports in both North and South America, he has devoted his life to sharing fishing with others, through his radio shows, magazine articles, seminars, and on the water. Bouncer has been running boats out of South Florida since he was 19, working on them since he was 15. He shares his love of the ocean and fishing with children and adults from the novice fisherman to the tournament sportsfisherman.