Our guys yesterday were from various parts of the country but all were involved with the chemical industry. i didn't pretend to understand all they do but we had a good time talking about it. The bite was ok with plenty of action and an opportunity at a sailfish that we jumped off.
Really short half day today as we had 3 out of 4 not feeling well and after catching more than enough for dinner the vote was to head home. Chris and his crew are from Washington and Oregon, have done some fishing, but that wind was a bit too much for them today.
We tried the tuna early and although we caught a bunch, none were big enough that we wanted to keep them. Tried a few deep spots as we worked back toward the reef but it wasn't till we got back to some of my shallower spots that we started catching some nice fish. Beautiful vermillon snapper, kingfish and almaco jacks went in the fish box and released a couple small cobia and assorted other species. Andy is taking his fillets back to Missouri minus a few fillets they are having for dinner tonight.
Dean and Diane walked up to me yesterday and said they were interested in going fishing on the KK today, it seems the boat they rented had engine problems (for the second time) and they were looking for a good day on the water. I would say they got their wish, as we found a weed line in 500 ft and followed it up to the east, catching ones and twos until we found a school with 15 or so mahi and limited out. We headed back toward the reef, stopping along the way to catch our limit of vermillon snapper and finally anchoring down for the yellowtail but did not have much success with them.
All we needed was a little current to get the yellowtail really biting and although we did not get the current we still caught plenty of fish for Craig and his crew and had a great time doing it. Caught a number of AJ's and muttons after leaving the yellowtail spot and just enjoyed my first day back on the water after our Colorado break.