The wind blowing 20 knots with gusts to 25 didn't stop Cory and Gabrielle's 3 daughters from having a good time fishing today.
Cloe, Hallie and 5 year old Courtney caught big yellowtail all morning long and their dad and Hallie both caught sailfish to finish up the day.
Great job today ladies, on a day a lot of grown ups would have thrown in the towel.
Jacquelyn, Liam from Boston and Mike and Scott from Canada did a half day with us today. The weather finally cooperated and the wind abated for most of the morning. We caught a dozen or so big yellowtail and 5 or 6 cero and king mackerel along with assorted other species.
A fun half with good people.
We started with the yellowtail that should have been biting well but weren't. It's known as a death pick, just enough of a bite to keep you there. We caught around 16, pulled the anchor and put out the kite. 10 minutes later we had the sailfish on. Caught him and later a nice mutton and headed for the beach. Dinner and a movie.
Went looking for the mahi today because it was such a gorgeous day and the mahi fishing has been decent this week.
We found 3 (not what I was hoping for obviously) and 3 tripletails. We moved on to deep dropping and caught a bunch of porgies, some fat vermillions and a couple groupers.
I have the same group tomorrow so let's hope the fish cooperate.
Not Bunny (pictured) but the bull sharks and spinner sharks that showed up the other evening.
We started with a 5 or 6 nurse sharks and then the bulls started biting. As we were using mono for the tarpon bite, the bull sharks all managed to eventually get a tooth on the leader and cut us off.
The spinners showed up after the bulls left and we were able to catch one out of 3 at the end of the evening.
D.S. and his mom and dad had a great time but are coming back next spring to catch that tarpon.
Busy busy evening in whale harbor channel. I think the caught shark count was 14. Justine said she caught 9 but would have caught more if Joe had stayed on his side of the boat. There was some good natured competition going on thru out the evening.
Justine also had 3 tarpon hooked up. Unfortunately we jumped all 3 off but she got a good show out of the last one.
With the wind gusting over 20 knots this morning I explained to Bill, Cia and Alex how bad the seas could be on the reef today. After a short discussion they said they were still up for giving it a go.
Bait was easy and crossing over the reef I could tell that the current was with the wind hallelujah.
We caught our limit of yellowtails, a couple cero mackerel and a bonita. Not a bad half day and only lost Cia towards the end due to a bout of seasickness.
Thanks for taking the chance guys, sometimes it works out.
CP showed up with his lovely wife Trish a couple days ago. CP said they needed to get out of NJ for a few days and what better place to go to than Islamorada.
We limited out on the yellowtail in the morning and spent the balance of the day looking for something big to no avail.
Trish was more than happy with the yellows, it's her favorite fish to eat.
Looking forward to Tuesday and fishing with CP again.
This is Captain Don keeping you updated on our recent fishing adventures