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.
Found a log out in 500 ft today with a lot of mahi on it, unfortunately most were small. We were able to keep 8 or 9 but what really made the day were the wahoos. We ended up with 5 between 12 to 16 lbs and had 3 more on that we didn't get. One more good day on kk.
This young pre med student was out with his 5 other pre med buddies and caught this beautiful mutton. We kept them busy on the am half with schoolie muttons, sharks, and bonitas. They are headed back to Ohio State on Monday but they are taking some great fishing memories with them.
This is Cole and he is fighting a big shark. The shark out weights Cole by a couple hundred lbs but Cole didn't throw in the towel until he had fought the shark for almost 20 minutes. Cole and his brother also caught some kings and a couple mutton snapper on our morning half day.
Second fish of the day was this nice mutton snapper. Sam did a great job catching this fish with very little coaching from Tony. We went on to catch our limit of kings, 2 nice red grouper and a 20lb wahoo.. Another good day.
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.
Mutton, tuna, tiles, kingfish,vermillion snapper, yellow edge grouper, a sculpin, red porgie and a couple red snapper (released) caught on the kk today. Brian and his crew have some great eating fish to take home and Brian is coming back in may to catch mahi.
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.
caught this wahoo along with porgies, tiles, snowy grouper and tuna. The weather was absolutely wonderful with light winds and flat seas. About Time! !!! Also did an evening trip tonight and lost count of the number of sharks we caught. Had a big bull shark on also but we couldn't stop him.
They raise them tough in Minnesota cause these 6 didn't bat an eye when I told them the wind is blowing 18 to 22 knts and it was going to be rough. Amazingly 5 were still standing as I turned the boat for home at the end of our 3/4 day.
The yellow tailing was easy compared to the 200 lb silky shark Ben got tight with at the hump. Ben through a dead cigar minnow out while we were dropping for a AJ and hooked the shark on 20 lb spin. Almost an hour later we finally got to see the shark. Nice job Ben on a tough fish.
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.