Long day looking for mahi. at one point I was 34 miles from home and wasn't really finding many fish. I got some help from another charter boat who had found a big school but it wasn't till after noon that we found a decent school. Needless to say we were a little late getting home.
Had to take the day off to make sure that i was healing properly. Everything OK back to the fish tomorrow.
We caught this nice 25 lb mahi along with 40 schoolies today. Out with us were Penny, Al, Jason, Adam and Mike down from Roanoke looking to take some mahi back home. It was no problem at 24 miles where we found some huge schools. They are fishing again on Friday but we plan on doing the reef and deep drop thing.
Debra, Carlos and their family went out with us yesterday. A couple of them had gotten seasick on another boat a couple days before and they wanted to stay on the reef in the calmer water the day we went out.
We yellowtailed to start and caught 15 or so even though the conditions we not great. After that we went out to a vermillion spot and caught around a dozen nice verms.
no one got seasick and everyone had a great time.
Had 2 couples from the west coast of Florida on board today. We had over 35 mahi in the box by 10:30. Looked around for some big fish and then decided to run to the reef and yellowtail. We caught a few and per their request went home early to clean the fish and get them on the road before the traffic got too bad.
Seems like a long time but it's only been a couple weeks that the wind was blowing and the mahi were hard to find. Today the ocean was flat and the mahi were everywhere. Lots of schoolies with a few bigger ones mixed in.
School after school of mahi mahi, so many that I had to drive away from the last school because I knew we were at our limit. Hard to believe that 4 days ago it was difficult to catch a dozen in a full day of fishing
We had Chris, Kenner, Joe and Greg from Memphis and Atlanta out today and I sent them home with a ton of fillets. More happy clients on the KKIV.
This is Captain Don keeping you updated on our recent fishing adventures