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Capt. Art Sapp Report--Fish When You Can

November 19, 2012

Fishermen are always speaking with one another trying to find out if and where they should go fishing.  This is often helpful in producing good trips.  There is, however, the saying that a bad day of fishing beats a good day of about anything else.  For that reason, it is always a good idea to go when you get the opportunity. 

Saturday November 17 was just that sort of day. Despite slow fishing reports and less than ideal weather, we decided to go give it a shot. As we cleared the Hillsboro inlet it looked as though hurricane Sandy was still knocking on our front door. The wind was hard off the northeast and the large grey clouds sported a lot of rain and even a few funnel clouds. With less than high hopes we pushed it east to 140 feet of water and put them out. After about 30 minutes, we had our first shot.  We welcomed a nice little dolphin of 8 pounds on board. As we drifted in a little shallower we caught our first sail of the day. By 9:00 the weather cleared and the wind lay down to produce a very comfortable sea. At 1:30, when we decided to call it a day, we were pleasantly surprised to have put together a fine day. The final tally was 3 of 3 sailfish, 2 nice dolphin, 2 kings near 20#’s, and a 30# wahoo.

So the bottom line is, if the opportunity presents itself, it is never a bad idea to fish when you can.


Captain Art Sapp

Native Son Sport Fishing Charters

(954) 444-0820

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