Steve, Mitch and Larry decided to do an evening shark/tarpon trip after fishing offshore with us yesterday.
Things started pretty slow but the tide turned about an hour into the trip and after catching a couple sharks the tarpon showed. We went 1 for 3 with Mitch catching the one tarpon.
Nice evening with great people.
Larry and his grandson Mitch caught the two big ones today (Steve , Mitch's dad didn't want his picture taken with the big fish).
We found a few schoolies at 25 miles but it wasn't until we were heading home and back at 21 miles that we caught the 2 bigger ones.
Lots and lots of sub legal fish with a few legals mix in. Too far to go and not find better fish.
Yesterday was about as good as it gets, today was difficult. We caught a few schoolies and turned loose a lot of small ones and that was it. I saw two OK catches on a couple other charter boats out of whale harbor but overall it was a tough day.
I will be out again on Monday and it will be a new day.
Couldn't find anyone to mate on an evening trip this evening so I talked my wife into going. We had 3 generations of Norwegians on board and caught 1 out of 2 tarpon, 2 barracudas and 2 sharks. They had a ball and Pati did great running the boat (when needed) and entertaining the youngster (needed a lot ). Another successful outing on the KK.
Had 6 folks from the west coast of Florida that did a great job today
They didn't break a single fish off and we caught a bunch, including a 20 pounder a quite a few gaffers.
Found a piece of debris at 18 miles that was loaded with fish and topped it off with the big one on the way home.
Another great day on the KK !!
We were in fish all day but unlike the last couple days there were a lot of small fish and fish that didn't want to eat. Picked a few out of each school until we found a small pack of decent ones. Got out over 25 miles and was about to make the turn for home when I found a piece of debris that had a good number of nicer fish
Ended up with a nice catch for my folks from the Fort Myers / St Petersburg area.
Tom, Rick Doug and Joe returned to fish with with me again for the 24th year. We didn't stop finding fish all day and actually left a nice school after catching the last 2 for our limit of 40. Only had to measure a few with the rest being all solid schoolies, heavy lifter and gaffers.
Will do it again with the guys tomorrow
The evening trip was busy. Missed 2 tarpon, had several spinner sharks on and caught 4 other sharks.
Found a couple pieces of debris today that had a lot of nice fish on them. Didn't get most of them to eat but still had a nice rack of mahi and additional caught 2 wahoos along with 8 blackfin tuna.
Greg, Liz, Sarah, Ryan and his brother all did a great job keeping things untangled and said it was the best fishing trip they've ever been on.
Lots of small mahi again today with all the boats struggling to put a catch together. We caught a few regular schoolies early but after that it was 100s of undersized fish so I decided to go deep dropping. We caught Porgies, yellow eyes and grouper but even that could have been better.
Tomorrow's a new day and a fresh start.
There are a lot of small fish out there right now but it's getting better and more nice fish are showing up.
We caught this big one late in the day and had another big one on but the hook pulled.
My clients today were from Kenneth Square, PA mushroom capital of the world. Sent them home with a pile of filets, mushrooms and fish sounds like a good combo.
This is Captain Dave keeping you updated on our recent fishing adventures