A little difficult out there today for us, we found a lot of fish that wouldn't eat and a bunch that were chasing flyers and hard to get on. The fish we did find were nice size schoolies and the was plenty for John and his family to take home. John suffered a little this morning with the leftover waves from our tropical storm and was really happy when the wind diminished as the day went on.
Tomorrow John wants to stay in the shallow water for the snapper bite. We will see!
With light winds, the 3rd of July and a Saturday we expected a lot of small boaters on the water and we were not off target. With all the boat traffic I felt really good about the day after we caught our first four mahi and after we got to ten I was ecstatic. We did catch another 10 mahi later and also stopped and caught a couple almacco jacks at the end of the day.
Great group of folks from the west coast of Florida, hope to see them again soon.
It was Mike's birthday and his 20th anniversary to his wife Lisa. Lisa said it also rained on their wedding day so the downpours as we ventured out this morning were appropriate. We were able to find fish between the showers and more fish once the sky cleared, by 11 o'clock we had our 20 fish limit and had to look for other options. Tried the little hump but the sharks were too much, ended up on the reef were we caught a dozen yellowtails to finish up the day.
Had a great time with Mike (alias Robert) and Lisa (no alias) and they will be back, hopefully before their 40th anniversary!
I apologize to Yiqun for spelling her name phonetically in my report of the previous days they fished with us, I should have asked. Yiqun is one one those people that started with a little fishing knowledge but improved dramatically in the three days that she was with us. She should have been the person standing behind all the fish we caught (or at least with Dr Mike) but Mike sent everyone off on various errands and he was the only one left for pictures.
As always we had a great time with these folks and look forward to their next visit.
This is Captain Dave keeping you updated on our recent fishing adventures