Caught one 20 lb mahi and 6 others, 3 triple tail (great eating, in the grouper family), a couple skipjack tuna and a couple of porgies. There has been a lot of pressure on the fish the over this weekend and a lot of small boats to compete with so the mahi catch has dropped off some. This week should bring some new fish into the area and make are job a little easier.
Dean and his son Mat limited out with us today on the mahi. No big fish but plenty of schoolies and a few gaffers. This is always a difficult weekend with lots of small boaters out there competing for the fish but we were able to find most of our fish early and picked 1 or 2 at a time the rest of the day to get our 20.
Yesterday I heard the mahi fishing was decent and today the trend continued with pretty much everyone catching. We didn't find a lot but and there were boats with more and boats with less but a least they are showing more consistently.
Florida irrigation books 20 or so boats each year for their one day tournament and it's a great group of guys. We look forward to doing it again next year.
We hooked two and missed one. The 1st one tried everything he could to get off, going around 3 different channel markers (which we were able to back up to and get the line over), he jumped 6 or 7 different times and drug us half way down the channel till we finally caught him.
The 2nd one had taken almost all the line while we were dealing with a shark we had hooked at the same the tarpon ate. Fortunately he went straight down the channel and we caught up to him about half way down it. We got the release just before we got to the last marker in the channel.
We jumped one off after that and caught another 4 sharks or so. All in all, a great evening for Robert (grandpa), Barry (his son) and Lane (Barry's son). Nice job on some tough fish Lane!
This is Captain Dave keeping you updated on our recent fishing adventures