Caught Aboard the:
Daniel. Brandon, and Marty full day
offshore and two coolers of filets.
Today my fishing buddies were Daniel,
Brandon, and Marty who are vacationing fro the fine state of Tennessee for a full day of offshore fishing.
Stopped on the beach as usual and picked up a live well
pogies and decided to try our luck with the Kingfish a 8A since the Mahi
bite had slowed down so much. I'm really glad we did go to 8A since from
the moment we arrived it was game on for an hour and a half. The bite
was off the hook and it was an hour before it slowed down enough for me
to get out a full spread of four pogies. We caught or limit within the
first hour and a half and released a few smaller fish as well. We
finished the morning at 8A with a total of eight fish for the table and
a total of 14 Kingfish caught and/or released. We finished with three of
the eight fish over 20 pounds.
The next stop was running out to some different depths and
trying our luck for Mahi slow trolling pogies and we were rewarded with
only the release of a shark for Daniel for our two hours of fishing.
Next stop was at the cities service tanker for the Amberjack and they
were chewing as well as the toothy critters and we broke off a few, but
ended up with three Amberjack. Two were right at 40 pounds and the other
around thirty. All three of the guys agreed that the Amberjack pull just
a little harder than the Smallmouth Bass they are accustomed to
we finished out the day drowning ballyhoo and were able to
add a small Mahi to our collection. The weather was beautiful and it was
a great day with a lot of fun, and a great bunch of guys and a fish fry
in their future.
Final tally for the day:
14 Kingfish with a limit of eight kept for the table
1 Small Mahi
1 Shark released to fight another day
Daniel and his first saltwater fish!
A brace of 20# kings for Marty and
Another brace of kings for Daniel and
Daniel catches a Shark
Brandon finds out that these
Amberjack pull hard .
Brandon and Daniel with their tag
Daniel gets an Amberjack all by
Marty bowed up on and Amberjack
showing good form.
Today's crew from Tennessee with a
lot of smiles and kingfish double stacked.