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05 Nov 2014

Sailfish on the Move

Sailfish on the Move

We had a few hours to kill this last weekend so we decided to try our hand at kite fishing for sailfish. It was our first real cold front of the year so we knew we had a chance. We stopped by the Lighthouse Point Marina to pick up goggle eyes for live bait and headed for the Hillsboro inlet. The weather report for the day was mild in the morning and blowing a gale by mid day so we knew we had to get the job done quickly. We ran 40 knots north along the beach and set up camp just south of Boynton inlet. We caught 3 kingfish rather quickly in 150 feet of water and then the bite for kings shut off. We had a west wind so we were getting pushed farther and farther offshore. We drifted and drifted without a sailfish bite thinking we were much too deep as we approached 400 feet of water. The wind started howling and we thought our sailfish day was a bust until we saw a school of flying fish take flight just outside of our kite spread. We knew this was our chance if we were going to close the deal and make our passengers happy. All of the sudden one of the rods started screaming and a sailfish began jumping. Everyone on the boat was screaming with excitement as Ruth Russo reeled in her first sailfish. We took a quick picture and let the fish go to be caught another day. We all group hugged and headed for the inlet as the weather began to deteriorate. Sailfish will bite for the next few months so get out there and give it a try.

Get Tight!!!!
RJ Boyle

RJ Boyle Studio
5040 North Federal Highway
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
954.420.5001
www.rjboylestudio.com

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