Day 2 of the March Merkin was beautiful and calm. Reports of fish were plentiful but the hook-ups were a different story. We had three fish caught today. Sam Kaufman and Capt. Jarod Raskob came in with one fish. Mark Richens and Capt. Joe Rodriguez released one permit. Mike Ward came in with the largest fish and the best story of the day. Ward and Capt. Don Gable hooked their fish at 4:58, just two minutes before lines out. They landed their fish at 5:11PM – it didn’t take long because the permit was being pursued by a hammerhead shark. Ward’s fish was 30″ to the fork.