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Capn Jimbo Offline
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Posted: May 23 2006,08:26

I've always kidded that you can fish from anything.  And here's proof...

(Credit to WaveAuction.com)

Where:  Miami Beach
What:  Half-Day Sailfish Tournament, Chairman Bouncer Smith
Among: 10-boat sportsfisherman fleet
By: Capt. Ray Rosher, Jason Jennings, Kett Toomey
With: non-motorized, inner tube rafts

Yup.  Kayak Willie finally got trumped.  By non-motorized inner tube rafts yet.  And it gets better. Famous local charter skipper Capt. Ray Rosher (pic above) WON the tourney with three releases, then got a QUAD hookup after "lines-out" and both tagged and released all four!  And the other two tubers all caught multiple sails.  Dang.  Doubledang!

"It was incredible. I think the rafts outfished the whole charterboat fleet today," said tournament organizer Capt. Matt Tambor. "We talked about doing it out of kayaks.  They were a little expensive, so we decided to use huge tractor tires."  

Rosher used a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood with a PVC frame and 16 rodholders, two floating bait wells, a sea anchor, and four storage buckets.  He chummed and used circle hooks.  He fished 4 rods at a time, plus two kite rods.  At one point Toomey was surrounded by two camera boats (for a TV show), a helicopter and a shark as he fought one sail.

Capt. Mike Faircloth, one of the sportfisherman contenders said it best:

"If a bunch of buys catch sailfish out there on rafts, what's that going to say about a $300,000 boat?"

A total of 14 sails were caught and released by the 10-boat fleet.  They were outfished by the three rafts. Bottom line:

We have no more excuses.


Tight lines,
Capn Jimbo

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critterdog Offline

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Posted: May 24 2006,13:39

The only thing about this ,is that they loaded them on a boat and hauled them a few mile out.

The boats stayed with them all of the way. Kayak Willie still has these boys trumped by miles
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