It can be a mixed bag when reporting on Stuart Florida March Sailfish. Typically, the fish are there. That said, there are days when the wind is also there. Our boat, The Valentine, is a 54 foot Hatteras powered by twin 1250 horsepower Caterpillar engines. She will keep you dry and comfortable when Mother Nature acts up.
To illustrate the value of a this type of boat, we recently hosted a pair of semi-locals from Melbourne Beach, Florida. We cleared the St. Lucie Inlet with our clients aboard by 7:00 AM and the weather was waiting for us. Winds were a brisk 15-20 MPH out of the SSE. Luckily, at this time of year, we only had a short run to the fishing grounds, and The Valentine was holding up its end in the chop. Right out of the gate we were 2 for 3 on Sailfish and 2 for 2 on super aggressive Hammerhead Sharks by 10 AM.
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A quick note on what we mean by “2 for 3” or “2 for 2.” Think of a baseball hitter. In our world, “2 for 3” on sails means we hooked up and fought 3 of this target species, then caught and released 2 of those 3. It amounts to a way to “keep score”, so to speak.
In the end, we finished the day 6 for 8 on sailfish, getting back to the dock at around 3:00 PM. As usual, Captain D. Cobb and Captain Chris Fluellen, as captain and mate respectively, were stellar in their professional efforts.
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