today was a bit windy again and I noticed a current edge right up to against the reef line as we crossed it. we were trying to get to the deep water where we have been catching mahi and tuna but I became concerned that the mature couple I had on board may not be able to handle the seas. We decided to fish the patches and caught a dozen or so yellowtail. With just an hour left in our 1/2 day I decided to go look for sailfish. we used up the hour and started to bring the lines in when both riggers went off and we were hooked up to 2 sails and we were able to catch both. Nice job on your first sail Dick.
it's been extremely windy the last few days and I had to cancel a couple trips because of it. Today was a half day and after my fair warning ken and Spencer felt they could handle the wind so off we went. we caught a bunch of tunas at the hump and they said they'd had enough fun and were ready to head in. Got to about 250 ft and this 20 lbs mahi ate the wahoo lure. Nice finish to a great short day.
Half day yesterday and we took Scott,his family and his father John out to the hump. Dropped 3 times and caught 3 amberjacks. Kate and her sister tag teamed this one. Caught some big tile fish and porgies and it was time to go home. John hadn't brought a cooler so I sent him to CVS to buy one. Said he didn't we would catch much. he will bring one next time.
took Owen and father out on Friday. we headed to the islamorada hump and on the way Owen caught this nice wahoo. The sharks were eating every aj we hooked until we finally got one past them. we got the aj close to the boat when a 12ft tiger shark came up behind our fish. an incredible sight!! caught a bunch more fish(away from the hump) and had a great day.
tried to yellowtail with our folks from Kansas this morning but the bull shark wouldn't let us catch more than one. decided we had fed him enough and ran out to the hump where the blackfin were biting well. plenty of fresh tuna for everyone.
Another trip to the shark grounds last evening. I get asked almost every evening shark/tarpon trip if there are really sharks this close to the waders and swimmers on the sandbar. The answer is pretty evident as it was last evening after catching our 7 or 8 shark. No tarpon but as soon as the water temp comes up a few degrees they will be biting.
I took Jeff, Jim, Walter and Jeremy out on Saturday. we caught an aj after losing several to the sharks and then decided to do some deep dropping for eating fish. As you can see the fish were hungry and nice size.
Took mike, his family and friends out for an evening of shark a tarpon fishing. we put 3 tarpon in the air, caught a 100 lb bull shark and lost count of thr the nurse sharks we caught. what a great evening!!
Had Mr Don and CP out on a late half today. They wanted to take some good eating fish back to New Jersey and the deep water fish are some of the best when it comes to eating. We found the snowy grouper and Rose porgys, I fileted them and packed them and they're going to be eating some great fish in New Jersey
Mr Don, the original owner of the KK , and his son cp are here for a few days of fishing, We left the dock around 1030 and stopped for bait before going yellow tailing. The yellow tails were not biting, there was no current and the water was clean. I change the game plan and went out into the into the 200 foot depths where caught we a few nice Muttons and assorted other eatables. It's nice to have you back on the boat Mr Don
Today was a full day with Mike, Jim and a couple other friends, all from Long Island. the weather was absolutely perfect with light winds and temperatures in the mid 70's. By the end of the day we had a mess of yellowtail snapper , Vermillion snapper and a nice fat mutton snapper Jim is already planning is next trip.