The future of Deep Sea Sport Charter fishing in Miami is the smart management of our resource.
While it is legal to harvest Sailfish for mounting we choose to release all Sailfish & Marlin. Once a Sailfish is removed from the water the survival rate is dramatically reduced. We will try to get good quality photos of your fish in the water & under certain circumstances the captain may remove a fish from the water to measure or photograph your catch. For your safety and the fish’s, the captain has the discretion to land the fish or simply release in the water after proper pictures are taken.
The taxidermist that we recommend to our anglers, no longer use the real fish. They can build a better mount for their customers using improved, modern, highly innovative methods of reproductions from the molds of real Game Fish. This service is also available for all of the Sharks that we catch off the coast of South Florida.
Therefore, we recommend that our anglers who are lucky enough to catch a shark or billfish, and would like to have a trophy of their fish, choose to release their fish and have an exact replica built from a mold created from a real fish.
This 10 foot 450lb Hammer Head shark was caught live bait kite fishing, and fought for more than two & 1/2 hours. The fish was leaderd by the mate and measured at the side of the boat. I took this picture from the flying bridge and our customer shot a bunch of great shots of their own. After a collection of pictures and a accurate measurement against the side of the boat, our lucky angler chose to release this great fish and have a replica mount created by the taxidermist. The final result is our angler had a great experience, lots of awesome pictures, and a striking mount for his office. The fish gets to survive this ordeal and go on to create more Hammer Heads for all of our futures.
This new form of taxidermy creates a better quality trophy mount than was possible using the more traditional out dated techniques, and is a win win situation for all those involved, especially the fish.
Please help us manage this precious resource, it belongs to every one. With some creative management our great sport fishing will be around for generations to come. Thanks from Capt. Jay, and the Spellbound crew.