The wind blew on Friday and Saturday and I told Doug it wasn't going to be much better on Sunday and it wasn't. Everyone survived, we only broke a few minor things and with a little self chumming the NY boys even caught a pretty good mess of fish.
I have been fishing Doug and Richie for quite a few years and they swear the wind always blows when the come down to fish. We did OK despite the wind, maybe next year will be your year for calm seas Doug. See you then!
Lauren could barely hold up this 18 lb blackfin tuna her dad, Bob caught today. We left a little late in hopes that the waves would be smaller after all that wind we have had the last few days and although there were still a few big waves , our group did well.
We caught a few muttons in the shallow water and then went to the yellowtail spot and came away with a nice catch of them. Spent the last hour with the kite and ballyhoo out and caught this nice blackfin while doing that.
Dana, Bob, Bobby and Loren had a great time, as did Dave and I, getting to spend an afternoon with them.
We caught some yellowtail for dinner and then afterwards went out looking for a wahoo or sail. Never got the bait all the way out and set when this 30 lb wahoo ate and took off. Judy did a great job staying tight on it and 20 minutes later it was in the boat. We spent another 45 minutes looking for another but our time was up on the half day (as was the wind) so we headed for the dock.
Molly decided she wanted lay with the fishes and get up close and personal with the wahoo, another fun group!
Josh and his group of heavy equipment operators (this is Bob pictured, looking for help with a big shark on his line) had everything the could handle this evening as the big bull sharks were biting in the channel. One dumped one reel without even slowing down and we had several more that ran so much line out that they we able to get to markers were the line got cut. 50lb power pro and we weren't slowing them down, just amazing!
All the guys got to catch at least one big shark but the bull sharks won their contest tonight.
Earl brought his friends down from down the Midwest to fish with us for a few days and he told me right from the start that they were not interested in sailfish, they wanted fish to eat.
The seas were still a little bouncy and the sharks are still hungry but we did put together a decent catch of mutton and yellowtail snapper on the short day. Looking forward to calmer seas tomorrow so we can do a little deep dropping.
Tommy and Dave with some high fives as another yellowtail snapper comes in the boat.
We spent a while this morning trying for a sailfish and we did have one come up and chase a ballyhoo right up to the transom but then it faded off. Caught some yellowtails for dinner after that, and then headed back to the marina so mom could get her feet back on solid ground.
Pamela caught both the sail and the 25lb blackfin tuna this morning and did a great job on both. Peter had his Knee replaced recently and although it wasn't too rough out there he decided to leave the heavy work to Pamela. Pam was all excited about the fresh tuna and was already telling us about the various ways she planned to prepare it!
The last 2 times Joe was out with us he caught sails so we started out the day trying to make it three for three but it was not to be, we never saw one today. Joe was top dog on the yellowtail and mutton snappers and he limited us out by catching the two muttons late in the day.
As always a fun day on the water with CP and his buds.
Special shout out to Trish for the mm's and cookies. Thanks Trish.
This is Captain Don keeping you updated on our recent fishing adventures