John, Brenda, Joe and Joe fished today on the KK.
We started with the yellowtail but although there was a huge school behind the boat only a few would bite. We did catch a dozen tinker mackerel while we we there and ended up taking them out to the hump. Did a little dropping before the hump and caught 20 yelloweye snapper along with 2 amberjacks once we got there.
Sounds like Joe and john are already planning their next trip.
Dave, Tanya and Jennifer (from Boston) fished with us today on a day that started windy and got more windy as the day progressed.
Totally unaffected by the conditions these folks caught 10 fat yellowtail and 10 yelloweye snapper along with bonitas, jacks and assorted other fish.
We'll see them again tomorrow evening as they are doing a shark trip with us. See you tomorrow guys.
It happens. Every once in a while the sailfish don't bite and yesterday was one of those days.
Jeff and Lori really wanted to catch a sail but after spending most of the morning trying it was time to do something else. We brought in the kites and ran off shore where the yellow eyes and vermillion snapper were biting. Caught our limit of snapper along with an AJ and a few other species.
I heard of 1 sail caught in town yesterday so although we struck out on the sails we ended up with a nice catch of great eating fish.
Steve and his son Evan had fished with us last year and Evan caught a big tarpon but no sharks. This year was different.
The 1st shark bit within minutes of the baits going in the water and most of the rest of the evening we had 2 sharks on all the time and they were all big.
We ended the night catching only a total of 8 sharks due to their size and the time it took to catch them.
Another great evening trip for this father and son.
CP fished all alone with us today because his wife Tris knew it wasn't her kind of day.
The wind was 15 knots out of the SE and there were some 8 footers rolling through.
We struggled with the yellowtail because of the wind and waves but ended up with 10 fat ones. Spent the rest of the day looking for a sail but to no avail.
Hopefully the wind comes down tomorrow or at least changes direction.
Jim and Chris from Rochester NY fish with us this morning for the first time and chris caught his first sailfish.
We had just started catching the yt when the sail ate the kite bait . Caught him, sat back down on the anchor, caught a dozen more nice tails and then the 2nd sail bit. Pulled the hook on that one before we had a chance to pull the anchor and so went back to catching tails.
Jim and chris are already planning a july charter for the mahi.
Mike and Will fished with us again today and all we wanted was one sailfish.
We had our chance after about a hour of fishing but the fish came up tailwalking and went through the leader within the first couple minutes. Unfortunately that was the only sail that bit in our morning half so Will will have to wait till next time to catch that sail.
My am half was with Will, his dad and mom, Elizabeth. They wanted tuna so we went directly to the hump and caught 8 or 9 tuna. Made a drop for a AJ but all we got to the boat was the head so Dave got out the electrics and we ended up catching quite a few vermillion snapper and yelloweye snapper.
Friday they all come back to see if the sailfish will cooperate.
The pm half guys wanted some fish to take home so we started with the yellowtail but conditions were not good so once again we brought out the deep drop rods.
I found a good yellow eye spot and we caught 15 of them along with a few groupers, vermillions and jacks.
They all had a great time and are planning their returns soon.
Dennis and his friend fished with me about 3 years ago. He had just bought a 30 ft boat and had it shipped to Turkey along with rods, reels and other fishing gear. He wanted to learn how to fish and fishing techniques.
That day we caught all kinds of fish including wahoo, tuna and mahi Today wasn't as good, the sailfish bite was slow and only a few yellowtail bit but we did show them what kite fishing is all about along with yellow tailing and they said that they had a great time. Dennis said he is coming back for mahi so we hope to see him soon.
Hudson had a birthday on Feb 2nd but his dad couldn't get down then. The trip today on the KK was his birthday present and he really wanted to catch a sailfish.
We tried for most of the morning but never saw one so decided to catch a few yellowtail for dinner,we put the kite out and a half hour later a sail ate the kite bait.
Awesome timing, we got a few yellowtail for dinner and Hudson got to catch his sailfish.
My guys knew that it might be a bit cold and rough today even before they left the dock. They weren't far wrong although since the wind was from the north it really wasn't too rough.
We anchored down and caught enough yellowtail for a couple dinners along with the usual throw back species of fish.
They are coming back tomorrow and the wind is supposed to come down. We'll see.
Angela and Joe wanted to do a 3/4 day but decided that after catching their limit of yellowtail and getting bounced around for a few hours it might be better to go with a shorter day.
Once again the nice yellows bit and we even had a sail up in the slick for a moment but the wind was just relentless.
They are coming back in a couple weeks hopefully to better weather.
Carl and his family went out with us today because it was supposed to be a nicer day than their scheduled day which was yesterday. It was nicer but not by much.
Fortunately the fish were hungry and as you can see by the one Diane is holding they were really nice big yellowtail. Diane and Carl's daughter jody caught the biggest one and since it was the 1st one caught all the other fish got compared to it.
Great job everyone and look forward to fishing again with you soon.
Started the day in the rain with heavy overcast and more wind then predicted.
I thought for a while it might be a short day but after catching enough yellowtail for dinner the rain and wind let up, David and the boys rallied and we were good for the rest of the day.
Worked our way out to the hump catching 3 gaffer mahi off a log and 2 out of 5 AJ's at the hump.
By the end of the day the sun was poking thru and the wind was way down. Looking forward to tomorrow.
This is Captain Don keeping you updated on our recent fishing adventures