PORT SALERNO — Is there a sailfish value $1 million swimming along a Treasure Coast?
That will be a blazing doubt asked with each one held during a 11th annual Quickie Sailfish Tournament being fished Tuesday and Wednesday out of Finest Kind Offshore Tackle and Sailfish Marina.
In a singular format, fishing teams that locate and recover a tagged sailfish will have an event to pull an pouch from 200. One pouch could produce a winning sheet value $1 million.
Five-time Quickie leader and fortifying champion Capt. Glenn Cameron will lead a group aboard Lo Que Sea. Anglers Jim Vaughn and Mark Wodlinger lapse along with partner Austin Robbins and others. Cameron pronounced a sailfish movement newly has been really unsuitable and is not tighten to a settlement enjoyed during final year’s nearby record Quickie. Although a licence vessel Sea Check with Capt. V.J. Bell did have an 8-of-13 sailfish day Friday.
“We have not had good fishing adult a line — instead a lot of fish have been holding to a south,” he said. “We’ll see what a week brings.”
During a 2010 Quickie, Cameron and group fishing aboard a vessel Zues, wound adult throwing 19 sailfish in a event’s dual days, a top sum for a vessel in a tournament’s run. The 21 boats final year held and expelled 116 sailfish, only 4 bashful of a tournament’s record 120 held in 2005.
This year 18 boats will fish, according to contest authority Krista Chasmar.
Cameron pronounced sometimes, when there is a swift of boats fishing for sailfish, a fish seem to only uncover up.
“Once everybody is out there and putting out their ‘A’ spread, things can change quickly,” he said.
The Quickie is a opener for a five-event Treasure Coast sailfish contest season. Next adult is a Pirates Cove Sailfish Classic Friday by Sunday.
Teams will fish Tuesday and Wednesday for a payout in additional of $100,000. Boats might leave by St. Lucie or Fort Pierce Inlets and contingency lapse to Manatee Pocket by 5 p.m. For some-more information revisit www.finestkind.com.
Tuesday: West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A assuage clout on intracoastal waters.
Wednesday: Northwest winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A light clout on intracoastal waters.