ish often bite as the sea stirs. Steep waves and a stiff breeze also whet anticipation for some anglers and enliven action aboard. The downsides are baits and lures that fly more than they swim, drifts approaching trolling speed, and trolling spreads wind-swept into six-line tangles. When the weather downright blows, try advice offered for this article by seven pro skippers on how they continue to entice bites as seas build. “Wahoo definitely bite better when the breeze kicks up,” says Bermuda charter and tournament captain Allen DeSilva. In DeSilva’s waters, that’s 15 knots and 6-foot seas. “Marlin are the opposite. The days we get five, six, seven fish are not rough,” he says.