Here's What I Caught
This is the first sailfish caught on boat "Pole Dancer" in 110' of water off Hallandale, Fl. using live pilchard. Took an hour ten on 25lb spinning tackle. The fish was tagged but didn't get the no. as I did not want to kill the fish. Sorry I didn't take the time as the fish was in good shape and had no problem once released. Fish was 6' 3" tip to fork.
Second picture is of 40 lb. 52" Kingfish also caught on live pilchard on three way rig in 150' of water with 40' of line out. Hallandale Fl.
Here's How and Where I Caught It
Both fish were caught in realtively the same area but on different days. The sail was actually sighted after lines were put out and was enticed by using live pilchards to bring it in close. Great time as it jumped around 15 times and grey=hounded at least 20 yards at one time. It was released after holding it along side at an idle speed.
The king hit easy at first but smoked the reel as soon as it realized it was hooked. The fish came in after 15 minute fight. It was caught with a conventional Shimano Torium 30 - 30 lb test. It was given to a friend to the smoke.
- There was no special tackle used in both cases. The three way rig was weighted using a 2 oz. bank sinker that kept the line at 30 - 40 feet of water. The leader was mono tied to a short wire leader to the hook.