A cold front pushed through the day of the captains’ meeting, ending a long warm spell that had shut down the sailfish bite in south Florida. As Tom Twyford, president of the hosting West Palm Beach Fishing Club, began preparing for the meeting, he started getting reports from friends offshore that the sail bite had started to heat up. “A phenomenal bite started south of Palm Beach Inlet during the captains’ meeting, so we were kind of prepped for a big first day, but had no idea it would go off like it did. If we had been fishing two weeks ago, we might have caught 200 over the entire event. It was like summertime around here,” Twyford says.