Bill fished with me many years ago on the Challenger and today his wife Susan and he were hoping to catch a sailfish . I didn't hear of a sail being caught by anyone in Islamorada today but we did find these fine mutton snapper. We got one more to the boat but the sharks ate everything but the head.
Hope to see you both in Islamorada in June for the mahi run!!
my client for today called me from Cambodia to book the charter. Hands down the most distance call to book charter I've ever had. Kurt is a very interesting gentleman who said he and his son had been to 27 different countries together. I really enjoyed our 1/2 day with them although we had many good hook ups (including a sailfish and a spearfish) we didn't get but a few fish to the boat.
Tomorrow is another day hopefully without all the missed fish.
Jim sr, Jim and Zack wanted fish to take home but the weather made fishing off the reef problematic so after getting bounced around catching a few yellowtail we headed to the patch reefs. Some nice muttons, mangroves and yellowtail made for a successful day while keeping everyone's breakfast where it belongs.
Started out catching 35 yellowtail in a couple hours and then went looking for a center piece. We had a few big bites but didn't connect so although I hadn't heard of many sailfish being seen today I decided to try our luck.
It didn't take long til we had our first sail on but he didn't stay attached so with only few minutes left in the 3/4 day Tony put the baits back out and we hooked up a caught our center piece.
With the short days and the time change my evening shark trip turn into night trip around 5:30. today that worked out because the sharks didn't start to bite till the sun went down. My clients were from Switzerland and patient but with no bites except for a few snapper, it was starting to look pretty dismal about 2 hrs in.
We ended up catching 3 sharks over 100 lbs and we sent the Swiss couple on their way with great memories of their evening on the Kay K IV.
This is Captain Don keeping you updated on our recent fishing adventures