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Big Game Classic 2014

Team 'Wound Up' earned the Garmin Third Place Team award with 1200 points from 2 blues and a roundscale spearfish. They also took third place in the Argo Group Overall Release Points Jackpot for total winnings of $36,000......Captain Robinson's 'Wound Up' has placed in at least one of the Triple Crown events 6 of the past 7 years and is a past World Cup Blue Marlin champion. Marlin Magazine Tournament news.  July 23rd, 2014.

Sea Horse 2012 – In the news

Team Wound Up with Capt. James Robinson Caught a 619-pound blue for angler Mark Munt that held up to sweep the largest marlin jackpots, worth $93,600. .

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….

Offshore World – Bermuda Edition. Wound Up takes biggest fish and high point local boat for the 2nd year in a row.

Sea Horse Billfish Tournament. .....Day 3 belonged to Capt James Robinson and team aboard 'Wound Up'. At 8:50am in the deep off Grape Bay on south shore, a blue marlin piled on and angler Ken Winton hooked up tight. An hour later, an 858- pound gladiator was on the deck....The 858-pounder was enough to take the Big Blue Marlin Jackpot worth $47,520 and the Day 3 Blue Marlin Jackpot worth an additional $17,820. Ken Winton's 1,358 points earned him the prestigious high-point angler award, worth another $2,800 for a total of $68,140.

In the Bite magazine….

Many would agree Captain James Robinson has become one of the top captains to emerge from the cockpit in recent years…… No stranger to tournament leader boards, Robinson had an incredible year in 2008 setting a Bermuda Wahoo record and weighing in a 1049 lbs. marlin. In 2009 Robinson kept his winning streak alive by claiming victory to two prestigious blue marlin events – the Bermuda Billfish Blast and the World Cup Marlin Tournament.

In the Bite magazine….

Wound Up's 865 Pound Blue Tops World Cup

The 25th annual World Cup Blue Marlin Championship (World Cup) was won with an 865 pound blue marlin taken at Bermuda on July 4, 2009. The huge marlin was landed by 17 year old Stefan Olson, a Bermuda native. He was fishing aboard the WOUND UP with Captain James Robinson. It was the 6th time in the 25 year history of the World Cup that the winning marlin was landed in Bermuda. That ties Kona, Hawaii as the winning est location for the international tournament.


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1049-Pound Bermuda Blue Gets "Wound Up"

It was around mid-day when the right long rigger, running a purple and black Joe Yee Super Plunger got drilled by one of those fish that give fishermen both dreams and nightmares.... Read more at


It's amazing that I have written three long paragraphs with no mention, yet, of "Wound Up".  Capt James Robinson and his team have a rock solid case for being Bermuda's hottest boat this Spring.  Even without his record 51 Wahoo haul on May 20 (for those who missed my prior report that is not a typo - it was fifty-one Wahoo !!), I would guess that "Wound Up" has been the most consistent boat recently on the Wahoo hunt.  10-15 Wahoo per day has been the norm aboard "Wound Up" and a lot of the action has been with live-baits, which is tons of fun.  I think "Wound Up" boated exactly 15 Wahoo on each of May 23, May 24 and May 28, and then on Sunday June 1, "Wound Up" caught 15 Wahoo again and in doing so captured High Point Boat Honors in the annual Bacardi tournament.  This winning effort in the Bacardi tournament came from fishing the Edge up north (mate Jim West might have had something to do with that intelligence, but it was still a brave and great call by Capt James to run up north when he knew the banks had so much action).  The winning catch on "Wound Up" included a bunch of nice Wahoo, including two over 60 lb and many in the 45-55 lb class. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Capt. James, Jim and the rest of the "Wound Up" team !!

Jonathan Reiss (author of Bermuda Fishing Report and Partner at Ernst and Young, Bermuda)

Robinson’s Stunning Wahoo Haul! — Mid Ocean News

…And, a breed apart, there are those who really know how to take advantage of a situation. Capt. James Robinson's’ Wound Up’ had a great morning on Challenger Bank, catching 28 Wahoo. Then it was time to slip over to Argus where the bite was just as hot with Capt. Robinson and his crew of one working near constantly to catch another 23 'hoos for a grand total of 51 Wahoo on a single day trip. This beats the previous record of 43 set by Reel Addiction last year. Definitely a job well done!