Mat struggled with the AJ's today but he never gave up and was willing to jump right back on the rod for the next one. We got just 2 out of 4 to the boat, pulling off a couple and had a couple other shark bites.
The northeast wind hasn't helped the mahi fishing so although we did look around a bit we ended up deep dropping and caught tiles, grouper and porgies .
Mat and his mom booked us for a 3/4 today and shark trip tonight. We caught muttons, tuna, porgiesand kings on the 3/4 and two sharks on the evening trip. The evening was slower than it's been because the water was so clear. We had a lot a sharks around the boat but they didn't want to eat.
Tomorrow we go off shore with mat and look for the mahi.
Awesome half day today. Bait was easy (which always helps get the day started right ) and we motored out to the kingfish spot where we caught our kings and a couple muttons. With a couple hours left in the charter it was decided we should try wahoo fishing and 10 minutes after the high speeds went into the water we had our wahoo.
Some days it all works.
Two trips again today. The 3/4 produced kings up to 20 lbs and one mutton snapper. Glad to see the kingfish show up.
The evening shark trip was non stop action. Mat Jr claimed they caught 15 but I think he lost count early on. Great anglers and Tony and I really enjoyed spending the few hours with Mat and Mat. See you two soon.
The big one got away today. Probably 40+ and unfortunately he ate the small feather on 50lb leader. I thought we were going to get him but 20 ft from the boat he wore thru the leader.
We did catch a few schoolies some very nice tiles, black fin tuna and a few other species. AL in all a good day except that our center piece is still swimming and not on the rack.
Another full day and a shark trip. A perfect day for fishing with light winds again. Caught a few schoolies, some tuna and a big shark at the hump. Mike and Anton were done with the tough fish so we went deep dropping with great results as you can see.
Once again the sharks were biting in the evening with 10 yr old makayla catching the largest of the night.
Quite a crew on board today, 6 long islanders that have fished on the kk every year for the past 4 or 5. It was a bit sporting today due to the wind and a few of the boys emptied their stomachs a few hours into the trip (may have been alcohol induced ).
The tunas were biting at the hump and we caught a few muttons and kingfish in the afternoon on the reef .
Several of them are planning to come back for mahi season.
Mike and Wendy did an evening shark trip today. They are from England and Mike is a pilot with his own plane with some (what I would consider ) pretty daring flights but the size and power of the sharks he caught tonight really impressed him. Fun and interesting people. One more reason I love this job.
This is Captain Don keeping you updated on our recent fishing adventures