This year’s King of the Beach Tournament came with some rough weather and some big fish. Filling the live well with our choice bait was challenging with rough seas, moderate winds and mackerel biting off our tipped sabikis. We left port Saturday morning headed south to fish off Sarasota. Never made it. Sea conditions made our trip too timely so we searched for an alternative kill zone. We found bait outside the shipping lanes about 20 miles west of Egmont Key. Made our lines wet around 7am and boated this gem by 8. We landed the 35.43lbs Smoker on a Custom Dog Stick with a Shimano 2 speed TLD rigged with 15lbs Mono and a 4x Treble Stinger. Bait of choice was a Large Blue Runner set 100 Years back. This fish hit before we were able to deploy our outriggers or down-riggers.
This 35.43 pounder was good for 3rd Place overall at the 2010 Spring King of The Beach tournament. For more information visit http://oldsaltfishingfoundation.org
Our 2010 Spring Fishing Team Consisted of: Capt. John Fidi – Craig Auclair – Jacob Larabee – Brian Szymanal