Caught Aboard the:
Stephen, Tim and Ron for a full day on
the briny blue.
Today my fishing buddies were old
friend Ron Alford and his friend Stephen Price who fished with me last
year about this time and they brought their buddy Tim Moellenbrink along
this year to spend the day with them.
We picked up a live well pogies near the Cocoa Beach pier and
decided today to change things up and head out to Pelican flats to get
started. The weather in the morning was beautiful and calm the Kingfish
bite was red hot and we caught our limit of kings in just over an hour.
The next order of business was to catch an Amberjack and we got to the
Cities Service and although they AJ's we marking on the recorder well
they had lockjaw and we were only able to bag one for the table.
Finally, we got down to the business of trolling and worked
hard at it and were finally rewarded with four gaffers for our efforts
the largest of which topped out at 30 pounds for Ron.
Didn't get wet today from the afternoon thunderstorms until I
was back at the house standing at the cleaning table. Another great day
with good friends, calm seas and a decent catch of fish.
Final tally for the day:
7 Kingfish kept for the table
4 Mahi-Mahi to 30 pounds
2 or 3 Remora released to fight another day
Ron gets a 30 pound Mahi.
Tims first AJ.
Steve and Tim just lovin' life on the
Tim's first Mahi.
Two thumbs up for Tim.
Today's crew with mission
(Left to Right: Steve, Tim, and Ron)