Not a great picture but it is a 150 lb bull shark. We caught him this evening with John's group, the same folks we had out the other night that we could not get the big sharks stopped. We stopped this one after he dumped half a spool while I was getting the anchor up and we chased him all the way down the channel until he finally gave up.. What a first run!! We caught a bunch of smaller sharks but this was the best one.
Just got back from the UK a few day ago and who do we fish with yesterday? Adam and his family from London. We had fished with them a few years ago on an evening trip but it turned out to be a little too rough for the kids yesterday and so we cut the day short. On the way home I spotted a sail on a school of bait and Adam got to catch his first sailfish. Simply brilliant!!
We had the very best time in the UK and all the credit goes to our host Paula and Bev, we will never be able to repay for all the kindness they showed in opening their home and hearts to us. Thank You.
After a two week hiatus we stepped back on US soil on Saturday afternoon and got right back into it fishing a half day in the morning and an evening trip last night. Mike and his family caught 20 snapper in the morning to take back to central Florida with them and even Meg "fishing is my life" had a great time. It turns out that my wife Pati, her brother George and Meg's brother had roomed together in the distant past so they had a lot to talk about and catch up on. The evening trip was interesting as we got schooled by several sharks that we could not stop even with the largest rod and reel combos we had on board. We did catch a few smaller sharks but what an impressive bite on the big ones!
I called Anthony yesterday to let him know that the wind was still blowing and I expected it to be rough today. He said they had fished the backcountry yesterday in the wind and they still wanted to go off shore today even though they knew it would be rough. It was very rough with 6 to 8 footers at the hump, but we did catch 4 mahi off a pallet and a couple blackfins that we managed to get passed the sharks. When we finally got back to the reef it was very pleasant as the wind and current were the same direction. That really helped with the yellowtails and we ended up with 30 tails which was plenty for dinner and for the guys to take home.