Caught Aboard the:
Half day of catchin' for Matt and Darren Meeker
and Darren's best bud Ross Johnson
Today my fishing buddies were Matt and
Darren Meeker and Darren's best bud Ross Johnson vacationing from
Illinois. The mission today was to get Darren and Ross into some action
since this was their first trip offshore into blue water and dad wanted
to make sure that it was a good experience for them.
We ran down the beach and got a live well full of pogies just
below the steeple and since 8A has been so cooperative lately I decided
that that it would probably get the job done for them. The action at 8A
was as I had predicted and within the first five minutes we hooked our
first fish which turned out to be a keeper Cobia, but, as luck would
have it the hook pulled just out of reach of the gaff and the Cobia was
gone from whence it came. We continued our slow trolling and finished
our half day with a total of seven kings to about twenty pounds. We also
had two kingfish eaten by Barracuda and the cudas got their pay back on
the end of the line when we caught them and took their picture. Dad,
Matt Meeker, also got about an eight pound Mahi-Mahi to add to our
collection for dinner.
The weather was beautiful with calm winds and fairs seas for
the boys first offshore experience and we were blessed with almost
non-stop action form beginning to end. The real bonus was the cooler
full of filets they had to take with them for dinner.
Final tally for the day:
7 Kingfish to 20#
A bunch of Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks released
Darren bowed up on a nice Kingfish
Darren with his first offshore fish a
nice King Mackeral
Another nice King for Ross
Darren gets payback on this Barracuda
for eating one of our Kings
Matt gets in on the action with a
nice King as well!
Today's crew with some nice Kings and
a bonus Mahi-Mahi.
(Pictured from left to right: Ross, Matt and Darren)