Had to wait on an engine part the last few days so we haven't been able to fish but we got it yesterday and we were up and running today.
Toby, Matt, Derick and Mike from outside Atlanta fished with us on a 3/4 day and although we didn't find a huge number of fish, we caught some nice fish. Had a good time with the guys and hope to see them again in the future.
We have the weekend booked but as happens every year this time we are slowing down. The fishing is still very good but school has started and the traffic on US1 has unquestionably lightened.
Debra had her son Steve and his wife Stacy out with us today for another fish packed day.
Once again we started at the hump, catching a half dozen or so tunas and then headed out for the mahi. Found a few under some birds and then found a piece of debris that had some really nice size fish on it.
Steve wanted to try yellowtailing and since we had all the mahi they wanted we headed back to the reef. We had pretty good conditions except that the water was really clean but we did catch 20 nice tails before heading back home with our fish box full of great eating fish.
Had a great day today with Trevor and Christina. We started at the hump catching a few blackfin tuna and found a really nice school of mahi only a mile off after leaving the tunas. A little while later I found a hawser and we caught enough to limit out on the mahi.
Tried deep dropping but the current was running to hard, so off we went to the reef for the yellowtail. Caught some tails but it was difficult because the current was into the wind. To finish up I went to a few spots looking for mutton snappers and after catch a few small ones and a kingfish , Christina hook into this 14 pounder.
Lots of fish to take back to upstate NY for the nice couple.
Difficult 3 days of fishing, we had wind for 2 days and had to come back before we really got started on Saturday and Sunday. The kids really tried to stick it out but mom and dad made a good decision to bring them back.
Today I just could not get in front of a good school of fish. We did catch 10 but it was just one of those days. Cary and Becky were still happy with the day even though i was not. The plan on bringing their boys back down during sailfish season.
Not a word we use a lot in America to express pleasure but I probably heard it 50 times in the 2 days and 2 evening we fished with Bev, Ruben and Toby. They leave for the UK on Sunday and we are sad to see them go but they will be back again soon, maybe not again this year but definitely next.
Toby caught another tarpon tonight and Ruben and Bev caught 4 sharks and a stingray between them. Not as fast and furious as their last evening outing but still pretty good.
Dr Mike and his lovely wife Patsy are looking younger every time I see them, it must be that Texas water!
We started out in the shallow water again today but there wasn't as much grass and I ended up about 14 miles off where we found a really nice cooperative school of mahi. We caught 17 and being only 3 away from our limit I worked back toward some of my deep drop spots. While dropping we caught a few vermillons, porgies and snowy groupers at a couple different spots. Doc said they had plenty of fish to take home and we headed that way.
Been a while since I've fish with Mike and Patsy and what a pleasure it was to have them back on board the KK.
Next to last trip this year for the boys from the UK and it was great, We caught our 30 mahi in the morning in relatively shallow water and then I decided to try deep dropping again with them although last week it wasn't very successful.
Today it all came together as we caught a mutton snapper, 4 red snapper, 5 vermillon snapper, 5 almaco jacks, trigger fish and a number yelloweyed snapper.
What a great family. I will be sorry to see them leave but I'm sure they will be back next year if not sooner.
Just Mark and Asley today so we were limited to 20 mahi. We did try the hump for the tunas but they were not biting so off we went liking for the mahi. Found some in 800 ft but didn't see a lot more so we came back into the shallow water where we found the rest of the fish we needed.
Another beautiful day on the water with good people and plenty of fish.
Dave couldn't make it this morning and i was a little stressed looking for a last minute replacement but Hunter filled in and as you can see we limited out on the mahi again. Eric and Maria are originally from south Florida now living in California and they had a blast catching all these fish. Maria brought her dad and Eric brought his business partner Cindy, also to enjoy the day. They are planning on coming back next year around this same time.
Caught 6 fish early in the day and then struggled to find more in the shallow weed. I went out deeper and found a few more but still wasn't where I needed to be. John and Shannez had John's son, daughter-in-law and friends on board and today was John's birthday gift from Shannez , so there was a little more pressure than usual to come back with a really good catch.
Early afternoon I found a school of fish on a weed patch that had over 200 fish in it. Jay got to catch 3 mahi on his fly rod and we ended up with almost 40 fish.
Great people , good fun and lots of great memories.
The sharks were eating a lot of our yellowtails today so Dave decided to turn the tables and put the big rod down with a wire leader and one of the tails we were able to get by them. We hooked up this 100+ lb bull shark and got him up to the boat before releasing him.
We did catch a dozen or so tails, a couple mutton snapper and assorted other scallywags before our time was up.
The boys had never caught a mahi before and the were just hoping to catch at least one, well they each caught one and a bunch more.
We caught tunas on the hump to start and then we got reports of a weed line out at the 22 mile range so off we went. The 1st school we encountered had so many fish in it there was no reason to look farther. By the time we took a count we were up to 27 fish, caught 3 more and headed back in to do some deep dropping.
Bev has 2 more trips booked, another evening trip and another offshore trip. Great family, Dave and I are looking forward to fishing with them again next week.
Started at the hump catching a few tuna and a big barracuda but when the stopped biting we headed off. Caught a few mahi under the frigate birds to start and then headed out to deeper water. around 19 miles I found a tree floating and we started catching mahi before I even got close to the tree. 24 fish later we headed back to the shallow water where we found another pack of fish to limit out on the mahi.
Chuck, Nathan and Chance did a great job of keeping things straight and we only lost a couple fish while on the tree. See you next time guys.
Heidi (mom) grew up in Denmark and told me the sea is in Danish blood and I believe her after having her family out today on a full day. The wind and the waves are still up, we only had one of the girls not feeling well but the rest did great. Not bad for their first time off shore fishing.
Saw a lot of fish today but a lot of them were small or didn't want to eat. We still came back with 20 schoolies, plenty for dinner and to take home.
Caught 20 yellowtails this morning and assorted bonitos and runners. The sharks drove us away from one spot but we were able to put it together at another.
The evening shark bite was on but only had one tarpon bite and that got through the bridge before we could get him stopped. Think we were up around 9 sharks caught by the time it was over.
This is Captain Don keeping you updated on our recent fishing adventures