Friday Nov 14, 2014: The Contender Florida Division is still up for grabs and here is what we have coming up with the sanctioned tournaments- Palm Beach Sailfish Classic, Fish Heads of Stuart, Pirates Cove Sailfish Classic and Islamorada Sailfish Classic. Captain Wink Doerzbacher, Showtime, leads by 350 points. Be sure to check back to InTheBite.com for all the tournament action and results.
Finally, this week we feature the #4 Ranked International fishing team which has been tearing up the tournament circuit for the last four years and 2014 has been no different.
Capt. Russell Sinclair, Wave Paver
Home Port: Port Canaveral, Florida Boat/Power: 61 Garlington/MTUs
Tackle: Shimano Torsas on custom rods
Wins to Date:
Bahamas Billfish Championship, Leg 3, 3rd Place;
Bahamas Billfish Championship Leg 4,
Second Place; Bahamas Billfish Championship Overall Winner; 650 Total Pts.
Capt. Russell Sinclair was nominated as a Captain of the Year in 2013 and back on track in 2014, winning the prestigious Bahamas Billfish Championship on the Wave Paver. Year in year out consistency has been the name of the game for this team. It’s just a matte of time before a Captain of the Year Cup Division win will be added to this teams accomplishments.
What’s In The Spread?
“We fished a pretty standard circle hook ballyhoo spread using the Shimano Torsas spooled with 30- or 40-pound test. The backup pitch rod was spooled with 50 and a larger ballyhoo. For teasers we’re running ballyhoo and mullet dredges and squid chains.” Wave Pave
“This year we just kept at it and never gave up even though the fishing was pretty bad in the Bahamas. We had plenty of chances in the Green Turtle leg—we lost a big one that managed to corkscrew the circle hook, not only straighten it but bend it over 90 degrees, and also had a run of bad luck on a couple more where everything was going right. But that’s the key, just keeping a positive attitude and fishing hard right until the very end.”
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