It really seems true that it's more difficult to catch fish from a sailboat than a powerboat. I've never been able to figure out why. Trolling too fast has something to do with it when moving along but even when drifting through an obvious school of fish, jigging it seems like sailboats are fish repellent:-) I hooked a big tuna (pretty sure it was a tuna) off S. Carolina, about 40-50 miles out a few months ago (white NoAlibi) and didn't need to cut the line. It stripped the line off a large spinning reel and snapped it in seconds, like hooking a freight train! Was trying to catch a small one for dinner just outside the Gulf Stream.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.