Wound Up Wins Bermuda Billfish Blast – Becomes 1st Ever Repeat Champion

2011    Bermuda Billfish Blast Final Day Press Release

  'Wound Up' WINS THE BLAST  WITH 4 BLUE MARLIN RELEASES ON FINAL DAY INCLUDING ESTIMATED 600 AND 700 POUNDERS   ...'Wound Up's' final day heroics of four Blue Marlin release earned them 2000-points, First place honors, Day 3 Billfish Release Jackpots and First place Marlin jackpots totaling $ 135,341.67. Angler Mike Medeiros earned the Top Angler award and prizes as he caught all four fish on the final day to win the coveted trophy and prizes. "Wound Up now becomes the first ever repeat champion of the Bermuda Billfish Blast- Capt James also won the 2009 blast (as well as the 2009 World Cup). It's the second consecutive triple crown event that 'Wound Up' has taken the glory in the final day. In the2010 Sea Horse tournament, 'Wound Up' won most of the cash awards with the largest fish caught in last years series, an 858 lb Blue Marlin on the final day. So this is on RED HOT boat and Captain.... photos to follow  

The Wahoo fishing eases up and the Yellowfin Tuna fishing fires BIG TIME !!!!

After great Wahoo catches at the end of May/early June the fishing eased up. Wahoo catches slowed to 4 - 10 per trip and after slow tuna fishing for the past month, the Yellowfin bite heated up. For a week and a half we were catching between 6 and 15 Yellowfin per trip - then they really turned on !! On June 12th we caught 25 Yellowfin Tuna . This was the start of the best Yellowfin Tuna fishing we've seen in Bermuda in a long time. For the next 3 weeks, most days you could catch as many as you wanted. We fished a lot of short days (due to angler fatigue) , spent a good % of our time in the deep Blue Marlin fishing and caught 272 Yellowfin Tuna in 13 trips. All of these fish were caught in the chum on Tiagra 16's and averaged over 40 lbs a piece - our best catch was on June 28th - 34 Yellowfin Tuna in just over 4 hours of fishing with Josh Lewis and his nephew. Phenomenal fishing !!!