Caught Aboard the:

" Goin Off "


Today I managed to take a vacation day and Mike Krenn, John Laskowitz, and Steve who are both Florida Sportsman Forum members went to the "other side". We found the first pack of birds at 71 nm plenty more out to 92 nm  We found a killer weed line at 92 nm and decided to fish for dolphin for an hour to at least get something to eat in the boat and as I suspected it didn't take long, 20 minutes as I remember, to find a school of dolphin. We quickly boated enough for the dinner table and went back to trying to get the tuna to eat. We found plenty of birds and all of them were very skittish and would go down as soon as we got near them. We found our last pack of birds at 67 nm. We had three of the four rods we were trolling hook up and only managed to catch one 20 pound yellowfin. At 4:15 pm we called it quits and started the long ride home. Tuna fishing was extremely frustrating today in that we had no trouble at all finding the fish, but, they would only come up to feed for a few seconds at a time and then go down. On our last pack of birds we tried a different tactic and it finally paid off with a small yellowfin. The boat ran flawlessly covering a total of 285 nm and burning only 130 gallons of fuel. Can't wait to get back out there and apply what I learned at the end of the day.

Final tally for the day:
1 Yellowfin Tuna
2 Skipjack Tuna
6 Dolphin 

The "Otherside" Weedline

Today's Crew & Catch