a few days ago I had a full day charter and decided to stay inshore since the mahi fishing had not been very good. we caught the yellowtail well, a nice mutton snapper and then went out to one of my vermillon spots to give them a try. A 30 lb mahi swam up, we hooked him up and Cave gaffed him. go to kaykiv.com to see what happens next.
I had a family from Boston out on a shark fishing trip yesterday evening. The star was a young lady who went from barely knowing the basics to becoming a very good angler. The Sharks wore her down but she never gave up. Talk about job satisfaction!
yesterday we had joe, Oscar, chaz and Tom out for a full day. We started with the yellowtail, which bit well and were nice size. next we went to the hump and on the first drop caught a 40 lb AJ. On the next drop we hooked a fish that I thought got eaten on the way up because it kept taking so much line. It turned out to be a 108 lb AJ! We dropped 4 or 5 more times but never got another jack passed the sharks. Caught a few more fish on the reef (1 nice mutton) and called it a day. Nice job on the AJ joe.
We had CP, Trish and Carley on the boat yesterday for a half day of fishing. CP missed the first 6 yellowtail while Carley was not missing any. Good thing she came along! She also caught the largest mutton! Always good to have the Kalas family on board. Above is Carley with all the fish and here is cp with fish.
These 4 young people were such a pleasure to fish with today. They were patient when the fishing was slow and really showed their stuff when the yellowtail started biting. Excellent anglers and fun to fish with. Nice job on the 30 lb cobia Samantha.
I am not a big fan of afternoon charters but the other day I had one that worked out well. We caught this 30 lb wahoo on the way out and found plenty of schoolie mahi around 14 miles. Everyone, including the captain, got to eat wahoo for dinner that night.
it was supposed to be a full day but the wind was cranking out of the sw at about 18 knots and even at the reef it was rough. the conditions were perfect for yellowtailing and were starting to catch when my folks decided they needed to go back. It happens sometimes. maybe a shark trip next time.
when the 1st fish you catch as you head out to look for mahi is a Wahoo, you know it will be a good day. After the wahoo we hit the current around 13 miles and with a 20 mph wind blowing into it, it got nasty. The group I had on board were tough though and by the end of the day we had AJ s, Vermillion snapper, mahi, a margate and a few other species. Thanks Jim, see you soon.
looked for the mahi today and we did find them but they had lock jaw and only 2 would eat. Fortunately the tiles and porgies were hungry and we ended the day with a nice rack of fish. The last fish of the day was a 14 lb snowy grouper. He made the perfect center piece.
Took Brian and his children out today. We found the mahi in 400 ft of water on a weed edge. Most were schoolies but I did see some bigger fish that would not eat. Took Brian to the hump after the mahi dried up and we caught 3 AJ's, releasing the 2 smaller ones and keeping the 85 pounder. Brian is taking his filets back to Minnesota for a big fish fry.