It has been a long-standing discuss in a Jupiter Billfish Tournament: Should teams goblin with passed attract to win 300 points for any sailfish expelled or fly kites and hook live baits, Palm Beach style, to measure 200 points for any release?
This year, for a initial time in a six-year story of a Jupiter Billfish Tournament, a live-bait group on Doing it All won a two-day event, with 39 releases and 7,800 points.
On a initial day of fishing Jan. 12, a trollers had a advantage, contest executive Courtney Bowden said. The sailfish punch was north over a reefs off Martin and St. Lucie counties, an area prolonged dominated by dead-bait trollers.
“By day two, a diversion altered for a live-baiters,” Bowden said. “It goes to uncover it can be anyone’s win, notwithstanding a indicate difference, depending on a bite.”
The Doing it All group — Daryl Deka, Mark Lamb, Rick Burton, Alex Burgess and Joe Ferrulle — found a sails both days around balls of attract fish in 60 feet of H2O about 3 miles north of St. Lucie Inlet.
Doing it All expelled 22 sails a initial day and 17 a second day, operative their honeyed spot. Their two-day sum kick 38 other boats in a tournament.
Miss Annie finished second, with 7,400 points, followed by Outlaw, with 5,700.
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