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Winter Season Recap - Statistics

06/11/2014

A Season in Review - Winter (Oct 2013 - May 2014)

First of all we want to thank everyone who made it down to fish and stay with us. For those of you who gave it strong consideration and were not able to make it - hopefully the below stats will help encourage you to make a visit in the future!

In no particular order:

Total for Entire Season - Sailfish - (Conventional/Light Tackle):
Raised: 6176
Bites: 5020
Released: 3510

The majority of our clients hook up the sails themselves. Our crews enjoy teaching this technique to our beginners.

Clients Visited From The Following Countries:
Russia, Venezuela, Colombia, Canada, Mexico, Honduras, Turkey, Germany, South Africa, UK, France, and The USA (Lower 48 + Puerto Rico, Alaska and Hawaii).

OUR BOAT MAVERICK WINS THE XIV INTERNATIONAL BILLFISH TOURNAMENT!!!
In the 4-Day Tournament "Maverick" raised 133 sailfish, had 118 bites, and released 83 - Nov 2013
1st Place

Best Single Day - Conventional
62 sailfish raises, 52 bites, 46 releases (Alliance One) - April 2014

Best Single Day - FLY
40 raises, 20 bites, 9 releases (Stan Shoemaker) - Feb 2014

Biggest Sailfish
195 lbs! - (Richard Watkins) - Dec 2013

Smallest Sailfish
10 lbs - 4 Juvenile 10 lb sailfish released (Dylan & Garrett Schopper) - April 2014

Best Average Per Day Sailfish Releases:
Averaged 28 releases per day - (Noonie & Lorraine Gilbeau) - Dec 2013
Over 4 days fishing

Most Sailfish Released On FLY During Trip - (Individual)
14 - (Dr. Lee Smith) - Jan 2014

Most Sailfish Released On FLY During Trip - (Group)
17 - (Fehsenfeld Group) - March 2014

Most Marlin Released On FLY During Trip
2 - (Dr. Lee Smith) - 1 Striped, 1 Blue - Jan 2014

Most Marlin Released During Trip - (conventional)
2 - (Patrick Mulligan Family) - 2 Striped - Jan 2014

Oldest Client To Release a Sailfish
89 years old

Youngest Client To Release a Sailfish
8 years old

Most Sailfish Released At ONE Time
6 - (Murat Iyriboz Group) - Jan 2014

Best Month - Average (Conventional)
November 2013 - Averaged 26 sailfish raises, 23 bites, 17 releases per boat per day.

Most Unique Picture Sent By Client
(Rafael Perez Group) - Feb 2014
pic below - This healthy sailfish released back into the bluewater to swim away and fight another day.

Most Prolific Trip Totals: Raises, Bites, Releases
301 sailfish raises, 256 bites, 201 releases - (Tomfohdre Group) - Feb 2014

Most Visits In Same Season - (Tie)
2 - Dr Alberto Ramirez group - Dec 2013 & Feb 2014
2 - Jim Bishop group - Dec 2013 & April 2014
2 - Johnny & Stacey Powers - Dec 2013 & March 2014



Sailfish Bay Lodge
955 Pavilion St. | Cincinnati, OH 45202
Tel: 513-984-8611 or 800-638-7405 | Fax: 513-984-0831
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