I try and release them but if they get tore up I got no problem rolling one up.
But do your self a favor and clean it quick after you get in.No matter what the health of the fish was some azz will give you a dirty look.I saw a guy bring in a sail at the Boynton ramp a few years ago.It had a huge shark bite on its stomach.A shark tagged it right after the guy released it.It then came up dead with the shark swimming around it.The guy pulled up to it gaffed it and put it in the boat to smoke it.He gets back and makes the mistake of letting his buddy pull it up for some pics.Next thing you know people start yelling across the parking lot about how he is an ass ole for killing a sail.Not one guy but at least 5 said the same thing to him.The guy did not say anything and was looking to get the hell out of there before it got worse.
Being the quite introverted guy I am I just had to get involved.So needed less to say 4 of the 5 guys and there friends that were yelling had never even caught a sailfish.The 1 guy that had got one a few years ago on a charter.I asked if we killed it and we said yes but only because he wanted a mount and the crew said it had to die for a mount.Needless to say they all walked away with an education about sailfish that day.
Amagansett means “place of good water” in one American Indian tongue, and for generations of Lesters who have lived here, it’s been true in the most literal way.
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