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Sailfish Crazy! Key West Sails Go Off

Record number of sailfish caught on first day of tournament

April 19, 2012
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“We cast at probably at least 40 fish and got 20 to bite!”

That comment, by Capt. Jeff Scott of Pompano Beach, Florida, on Advanced Roofing, offers a taste of how went the first day of the World Sailfish Championships out of Key West.

A record one-day tally saw 53 boats release 362 sails on Wednesday (April 18). Three teams totaled 20 releases.

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Scott says most of the action involved sight casting and that opportunities came pretty consistently all day long.

Fishing continues today (Thursday), with a lay day scheduled for Friday, and a final fishing day Saturday (April 21).

—Andy Newman contributed to this report. Photos courtesy World Sailfish Championship

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