Mayor's Cup Victory
Report Date: January 26, 2004
Victory at sea!!! Bouncer?s Dusky 33 with Capt. Bouncer Smith, mates Ron Cook and Glenn Morgan helped top notch anglers Scott Segal and Tom Schramm win the inaugural Miami Mayor?s Cup Sailfish Tournament. The tournament was host to 78 tournament boats. All the participants were thrilled with the quality of this new angling event.
The crew on Bouncer?s Dusky 33 fished live herring and sardines on Penn circle hooks (produced by Eagle Claw). Four of their fish ate flat lines and one came off a kite assisted by a helium balloon.
Saturday the action consisted of 3 single fish between 1 and 4 PM. These were caught off Miami Beach, after a run 5 miles south of Fowey Light and two hours of fishing there produced 3 bonito. Bouncer?s Dusky ran back to Miami Beach and found their three fish in 105 to 115 feet of water.
Sunday, the line on one of their kite reels got caught in behind the spool. Bouncer took the reel apart and found that he lacked one part to get the line free. Then he cut the kite line with the kite flying in the air. Holding the kite line in his hand, he was clearing the line from behind the spool when a double header of sailfish ate the flat lines. Finding that driving the boat and holding the kite line was too challenging, He handed the kite line over to Scott Segal. Both fish were released and the kite line was reassembled. These fish came from 150 feet of water off Pacific Light.
Bouncer?s Dusky 33 saw 5 sailfish over the two days and caught all five.
Monday night Bouncer?s Dusky 33 had a group from Miami and Minnesota out for tarpon. They caught 3 out of seven strikes plus a mackerel, a small king and a jack crevalle.
Bouncer will be in the Dusky Booth Feb. 13th, 14th and 15th at the Miami International Boat Show. Bouncer will be speaking at the Big Game Room, upstairs at the boat show about how and why to use circle hooks on the 14th and 15th. He will also speaking at Dusky Sport Center on March 23rd. This seminar will be about catching king mackerel and blackfin tuna.
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