Some days it doesn't work out the way you think it should.
Had the really big yellowtail behind the boat today. They wouldn't eat the 20 lb line or the 17 or the 14. It was so frustrating. Not to say we didn't catch a few nice yellows but it looked so much better than it was. We finally gave up on the spot , went up the reef a caught a bunch of decent yellows but it was tough leaving those big fish. One day soon we will get them to eat.
We had some of the same guys from yesterday and a couple new faces today. Conditions were not great for yellow tails but after a slow start we got the guys trained and caught 25 fat tails.
Starting up towards conch reef I blew a impeller on the starboard engine . While I was down below replacing it (with mate Tony at the wheel) we caught a nice mahi and a barracuda. Ended the day catching a nine lb mutton, a cobia and jumping off a sail. Missed some good fish but overall another good day on the kk.
We were in the boat yard last week getting the bottom painted and the hull waxed. Today, finally out of the yard and with a nice light cool north wind blowing I decided it might be time to check out the mutton snapper bite. Our gentlemen from Fort Myers caught 6 muttons, a nice red grouper, assorted other fish and a sail fish.
A good way to start the fall season.
Jack and Alex shown in picture after a morning on the reef catching yellow tail. Once again the ladies out did the men with Alex smoking jack in numbers and style.
We also had both sets of parents on board catching when they could get a turn. We caught 30 yellow tail in pretty tough conditions which meant plenty of fillets for both families and
they're all coming back next summer for Mahi season.
Took these little guys out on a late half today. I think we were over 20 "why" questions before we left the slip and by the time we got to the reef they knew more about the kk then I do
Started out catching a few nice big yellow tail at e marker but after 6 or 7 fish they shut down. We could see them but they refused to bite.
My next move was to the tarpon hole where the bite once again started slow but again nice fish. It was getting late in the day so a lot of boats that were fishing the same area begin to leave and as that occurred the fish started biting a lot better.
Think we ended up with close to 20 tails. Ivy (the Bahamian nanny) had plans for whole baked yellow tail so I only filleted a few of the bigger fish and scaled the rest.
Beautiful weather and good fishing, it gets no better.
Lots of wind again today and we had to bring 1 of these young gentleman back to the dock. I'm not saying which one but he was the color of his shirt. Once back on the reef we caught the yellow tail well and then ran a bait shower finding
4 sailfish (none of which wanted to eat). On the way to the little hump we found some Mahi under a man of war bird, caught them and finished up with some nice vermilion snappers in the deep.
not a bad day considering.
Datasha, Brook, Simone and Jeff on an evening shark trip today. We had a great time, starting slow but ending up with a double header of sharks which brought the total caught up to 5. While we waiting for the shark bites Datasha and Brook were busy catching snapper, jacks, pin fish and triggers. Needless to say a great time was had by all.
Kay didn't make this picture because she was worried about her 2 boxers (dogs). She jumped in the car to go check on them when we got in from our half day and missed out on her 5 minutes of fame.
Her husband Kyle stuck around and so got to have his picture taken with all the yellowtail they caught.
Thanks Kyle and Kay see you soon.
Scott and John were going on a boat out of Naples Florida but the boat had an engine problem They decided to drive to the keys and fish on the kk because Scott fished we me earlier this year and had a great time (his young son still talks about all they caught).
Rough today but fishable and we caught the Mahi while working our way to the hump. Caught some vermilions, yellow eyes and assorted other species on are way back in but the Mahi were the fish of the day.
awesome day off Islamorada today. light winds made for a very comfortable ride in our quest for the elusive mahi. we caught our first one at the hump while trying for the tuna but it wasn't till we were coming back in to deep drop for the verms that we found a decent school.
The 3 doctors we had on board did a magnificent job of catching the dolphin fish which was good cause they were the last we found.
Fortunately the vermillion snapper bite was as good as it gets and we had our limit in a very short time
Another great day on the kk
Matt, Ardeth, Mason and grandma went fishing on the Kay k this afternoon. It was non stop sharks for the first hour . 3 1/2 year old Mason was worn out from catching them so when the tarpon finally bit at the end of the trip he decided to hand the rod off to his dad Matt. With some instruction from Mason his dad was able to catch the tarpon.
This is Captain Don keeping you updated on our recent fishing adventures