We started really well, catching 30+ snapper to start the day on another low wind, sunny, cool day. Struggled for most of the rest of the day, getting to some of the good bites too late and/or the sharks beat up on us. We did catch a couple big cudas and one jack in our travels and everyone had a good time, which is really what it's all about. Tomorrow the wind arrives, we will see how this one pans out.
Captain Dave kept Doug and Traver busy today starting with their limit of tails, heading to the hump for the tunas and then letting them pull on some big amberjacks to finish up. He also ran into a school of rainbow runners at some point and caught four of them. Rainbow runners are a close relative of the yellowtail used in sushi rolls and very good eating.
Absolutely gorgeous day today with light winds and blue skies, we get one more like this, then some wind for a couple days, followed by a bunch of low wind days. Looking forward to it.
Traver caught two permit yesterday as did his dad, Doug. We also caught our limits of nice size yellowtails and additioally caught an amberjack out in the deep water.
Dave is running today as my wife Pati got home yesterday evening from her hiatus in the Dominican Republic and I wanted to spend the day with her on her first day back.
We tried, but couldn't find a fishing pole to fit Ki's paws so Kyle had to leave the fishing to Curtis and Steveanne and be content with enjoying the boat ride.
Caught our limit of tails to start and then pulled the wahoo gear out to the deep where we caught an amberjack and a few barracudas. At that point, Steveanne was having trouble keeping her breakfast down so it was decided to shorten the day and we headed back.
We don't get a lot of people from Utah on the boat but if they are all as nice as Curtis and Steveanne we look forward to having more Utahans on board.
Tim and Alex caught additional types of fish to add to their species list from yesterday.
Started the day with this thirty pound wahoo and a couple mahi on the way to the hump, caught a blackfin tuna at the hump and in the last hour or so of their day followed that up by catching four large amberjacks . Tim had told me they needed to be back early as they had a plane to catch but they really wanted to pull on some big fish, the AJs fit that bill quite nicely.
Dave took Tim and his son out today and they started by catching their limit of tails, missed some mahi, tried a few other things and ended up with the permits. They caught 3 out of 4 permits to finish up the shorter day and had those really nice yellowtails to take home with them tonight.
I'll be running the boat tomorrow and with the wind predicted to calm down we hopefully will be able to get to some of the deeper spots for something big to pull on.
After a beautiful day yesterday the wind came back as predicted and continued to build throughout the day, it didn't stop Kent, Paul, Fred and Arty from catching a bunch of fish and having a great time though.
We caught the tails early and later a nice tuna along with a couple kings and a just legal mutton snapper. With the tops of the waves getting blown off by the wind and the bow burying itself in the waves more often then not, Kent decided to shorten the day by a couple hours which made us all happy and we headed in.
It doesn't get much better then today with good fishing and good weather. I knew we were going to snapper fish today because Andy made a point of mentioning how tasty the yellowtail snapper were that they caught a few months ago with us. We went tuna fishing to start, caught a half dozen tunas, went to another spot and caught a couple large amberjacks and then went back to the reef to catch those snapper. No one was catching the tails very well but Dave (the yellowtail whisperer) was made it happen and although a bit of a struggle we caught our limit of twenty.
Andy is planning to bring Jack back one more time before he starts full time school. See you soon guys.
We fished two halves today and one wasn't much better than the other, the tales didn't want to bite very well, the sail bite was a little out of our half day range and although we wahoo trolled for an hour or so both halves (quite a few were caught today), we never had a sniff.
Our folks went away happy but Dave and I was hoping for a lot better, it was just one of those slow days we fortunately don't see very often.
The snapper didn't bite very well this morning so I decided to try the AJs in the deep water and I found I had made the right move as they bit well. Ralph's boys caught three, each one a little larger than the last. After that we tried deep dropping a little but it was not happening for us so we went back in to the reef to sailfish for the remainder of the day
In on the reef I found a sail that was chasing baits and although Dave made great casts in front of the fish, it did want our ballyhoo and swam away. An hour later I found two fish on a bait ball, Dave got the bait in front of them, one ate and Ralph came tight for a moment but then the hook pulled. Disappointed but not disheartened we headed home.
Tim and his son Jason had a very busy day with us today starting with the tunas, interrupted by a few mahi, followed by a few more tunas and finally catching their limit of yellowtail snapper. Tim and Jason have fished with us before and we had met through a mutual friend, Steve butler. Steve is no longer with us but we had a good time retelling some of the many memorable Steve stories.
We also raised a sailfish late in the day that looked at our baits but didn't ind anything to it's liking.
Mixed bag today, plenty of tails and tuna with a couple bonitos thrown into the fish box as Cooper got a day of fishing on the KK as a present from mom and dad. James had a rough time as we still had leftovers from all that wind the last few days but fortunately Cooper and Holly didn't have the same malady. Dave ran again today as I have been trying to catch up on various items that have been ignored due to how busy we have been, another good day Dave!
We so enjoy fishing with Steve, Jane and their family members and thus we were looking forward a day on the water with them even though we knew the wind was going to be around 20 knots.
They did great, the yellowtails bit fairly well this morning and after finishing up with them the plan was sails and/or kingfish but the wind kept increasing and there was no bites in the five different spots I tried so it was decided to shorten the day to a 3/4 and hope for a better weather day next time.
These two did better in the rough seas than quite a few of our guys did in the last week. The wind was out of the north which helped with the seas but at 20 plus knots it was still rough. They caught almost all of these tails (with a little help from mom and dad) on their half day. We also jumped off a sail in the last half hour of fishing while getting a great show out of it before it spitting the hook..
The weather finally got good and Bob and his family got to enjoy it. Dave ran the boat today catching the tunas at the hump and a wayward kingfish on the way out, he also caught 20 fat yellowtails on the reef and had an encounter with a sailfish they did not get.
Anna did well all day, she was our one question mark, but with the wind down she showed she can run with the big dogs enjoying the day with everyone else. See you next time folks.
We did not fish today during the day, as there was some miscommunication between my client Kevin and myself but we did get out this afternoon with Bob, Lori and Cam. Caught 5 or 6 sharks, a stingray and a crevalle jack. Bob, Lori , Cam and his lady, Anna are scheduled for a full day tomorrow, hopefully they won't be too sore after their battles with the big sharks this evening.
More guys from Jersey but not as tough as the Jersey guys I had yesterday,. Today, they decided after the 3rd person went down that since we had our limit of tunas and 30 yellowtails, that they plenty of fish and solid ground was just what they needed after all that angling. No extra charge for the cleansing !
Caught our limit of tuna to start the day and then worked back to the reef where we caught our limit of snapper. We had to move a couple times but at our second spot it was game on and we were able to catch the snapper we needed in an hour or so
We had John on board along with CP and Joe and as always it a fun day with lots of ribbing and jokes. A little after two pm we headed in and we were about half way back when we nosed into a wave that pull the boat around and off course. I hear John yell "man over board" I turn around a there was CP floating behind the boat like a very big bobber on a pond. I spun around, getting my throw ring ready but he said he was fine so i positioned the boat up sea and he swam back to the boat where we were able to get him back on board.
Pretty scary at the time but it all turned out well. In over 30 years the first time I have ever had a customer fall over board, hopefully the last!
We didn't fish over the weekend as the winds kept pretty much everyone in port. Today was supposed to improve with lower wind but the improvement was not much as Grayson would attest to, his brother Griffin on the other hand had a great time catching most the the snapper and handled the seas with no problem. Grayson was a trouper never complaining once about the situation although we did shorten the day to help him recover a little sooner. They will be back soon but looking for a better weather day.
And they brought the wind with them! Fortuitously the current was with the wind and although the bite was a pick, it was good enough to catch 19 snapper with a few jumbos mixed in. CP came through on the bottom rod by catching one mutton snapper in less than ideal conditions and as usual a good time was had by all.
Tina brought her husband and son along on this trip but I got the feeling it was Tina that was the fire behind getting out on the water with us. She told me on the way out that she was just happy to get out on the water, away from the world for a few hours, spend some time with her family and catch a few fish.
We caught the tunas to start, stopped at the little hump to catch a couple cudas and ended up at the yellowtail spot where we caught a dozen or so snapper. Another good day on the KK.
This is Captain Don keeping you updated on our recent fishing adventures