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Darcie Arahill Battles Incredible Jumping Sailfish on Light Tackle Spinning Rod

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Watch this jumping sailfish go crazy on the end of a spinning rod..

Darcie Arahill was out bottom fishing a wreck in 400 feet of water near Cudjoe Key, Florida when something unexpected happen.

Arahill, with Kevin Rowley of Relentless Charters, left a flat line on a light tackle spinning rod out behind their boat while on the wreck just hoping to luck into something. As fate would have it, she hooked right into an incredible jumping sailfish.

Here’s Darcizzle doing what she does best.

Being a freshwater guy myself, the whole idea of a flat line anything is new. I asked Arahill exactly what happened with that hook up with this sail, and this is what she had to say.

“Any offshore fisherman knows to always put out a flat line because you never know what’s going to swim by,” Arahill said. “That’s just a line out on the surface that you don’t pay much attention to, but it will get hit sometimes. So, that’s what we did. I would have expected a mahi to swim by and get that out in 400 feet, but it was a sail.”

You know, on second thought, musky fisherman do this in the fall with suckers while they cast baits. Sounds like this technique works just about anywhere.

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Darcie Arahill Battles Incredible Jumping Sailfish on Light Tackle Spinning Rod