HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ, February 08, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Mike Mitrow is an expert fisherman who enjoys competing in saltwater fishing tournaments. His favorite competition involves fishing for billfish including blue marlin, white marlin, and sailfish. During competition season you can find Mike Mitrow fishing up and down the east coast. During sport fishing tournaments expert fisherman like Mike Mitrow will compete for prizes based on the total weight of a specific type of fish in a set amount of time.
During his competitions, Mike Mitrow has been successful at catching blue marlin. The largest blue marlin ever caught weighed over 1800 pounds and was over 16 feet long. Because of their size and weight, blue marlins are prized game fish in tournaments. To catch a blue marlin, Mike Mitrow and his team will need to travel out into the ocean several miles.
and his team will need to travel out several miles into the ocean to try to find white marlin. These fish are normally found in deep water of at least 330 feet. Because these fish can reach up to 65 pounds they are considered rare and are prized catches during fishing tournaments. Mike Mitrow has been successful in catching several white marlins along the east coast. These fish normally range in color from dark blue to deep brown.
Sailfish are another prized game fish in tournaments. During competitions, Mike Mitrow
attempts to catch this billfish that is normally blue to gray in color and has a dorsal fin that can stretch the entire length of the body. The dorsal fin can stand straight up on end to make the fish appear larger. Sailfish normally range from 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 feet long and have been known to weigh up to 200 pounds. Even expert fishermen, like Mike Mitrow, have difficulty catching sailfish because of their incredible speed. Several have been clocked at over 68 miles per hour. These prized game fish are what sport fishermen dream of catching.
The fishing techniques that Mike Mitrow and his team will use depend on the kind of fish they are attempting to catch. When fishing for marlin, the use of live bait, such as mackerel and yellowtail has been popular. Artificial lures have also proved effective when attempting to catch marlin. For many other types of billfish, Mike Mitrow and his team will use a trolling technique in which dead bait of up to 20 pounds is pulled slowly behind the boat.
We recently caught up with Mike Mitrow
after his latest fishing competition. "I really enjoyed the challenge of trying to bring in a big fish. After hours of sitting with no bite on your line, the adrenaline rush when you see a 200 pound sailfish on the end of your line is indescribable. I enjoy the camaraderie and competition that comes along with entering sport fishing tournaments. I have found so many amazing places along the east coast to fish and I am looking forward to competing in my next tournament."
Mike Mitrow is an expert fisherman who has been competing in tournaments up and down the east coast. He particularly enjoys fishing for billfish, including white marlin, blue marlin and sailfish.About
: Mike Mitrow
is a successful entrepreneur in the life sciences industry. During his downtime he enjoys sport fishing and computing and fishing tournaments.