Southern Bahamas Liveaboard Video


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Cat Island 2018 VIDEO

As usual, fishing out of Hawk’s Nest Marina in Cat Island, Bahamas did not disappoint this Spring on Exile 65!

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9/5 Lotsa Bites

We made the run up to the Hudson to get the crew a lot of action and it paid off. Plenty of bites. Ended up release 8 whites. Here are the notes from he day.

Lines in at 650. Started just before 100 square, 78.5 degree water and blue

655 hooked 2 out of a triple released 1

709 had one behind right long but picked up weed and fish faded

715 long rigger Bite, chafed leader didn’t see

810 pulled Hook on one switched from left teaser

829 missed white left long black blue party skirt

834 missed white left flat Naked

852 release white off left teaser naked

905 right flat naked released

1016 pulled Hook on 1 in turn hooked off left flat naked

1108 hooked White off left teaser party hat  released

1151 bridge rod blue white party skirt jumped off white

1236 miss one right long naked

111 non eater on left teaser

132 right flat party skirt released

343 white right long naked trail and fade. Tried dump and nada

408 bridge rod black red party skirt white released

429 left teaser blue switch to bridge rod chugger Head and lost fish

4:38 left flat party skirt white released

451 release white left long Downsea blue party hat

602 missed double. Bad sunglare due to going after a free jumper. SUCKS!

635 miss white off right teaser 

638 stayed in turn and pulled Hook on one hooked right long naked, probably same Fish from teaser bite we missed

650 one on teaser and bridge rod. Epic fail all tangled up. Hooked neither and a zing pow!



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August 30 Report

We finished off our last trip of the month on a high note. We started early in the morning looking for a wahoo and after searching for a little less then an hour we got a screaming run on the right long and watched a nice wahoo screaming across the surface. Game on! Him did great getting it to the boat and Matthew sunk the gaff into the nice 50# class wahoo!

Shortly after that we had a white marlin that we got a release on. Good start, but the water looked bad and no life or bait so we kept pushing off looking for better conditions. After a couple hours searching and 1 more white marlin bite we got into a slow and steady pick of white marlin action on a slight color change and a little bit of bait in 500 fathoms.

We went on to go 5/9 for the day on white marlin. Jim, Dana, and Paul got their first white marlin releases as well! Fun day of fishing! I’m looking forward to checking out the troll pro footage that was on the Downsea Blue Shad dredge! Had quite a few bites behind it!

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Mid Atlantic Wrap Up

I’ve had my hands full lately so I haven’t been able to keep up as well as usual. Thursday was day 2 of the Mid Atlantic for us. We raised 6 whites in the NE corner of the Wilmington on the edge, got bites from 4 and released all 4. No size to any of them.

Friday I went with my gut and we fished 500 fathoms of the Heyes. We had quite a few mishaps early with some solid action. Unfortunately we only ended the day with 1 blue release and 1 white release. The afternoon the bite shut down entirely for us. Oh well, just gotta come back and show next year. Fun times and good fishing though for the week!

Big thanks to Mary, Charlie, Jody, Justin, and Casey for fishing with us on Exile 65!

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Mid Atlantic Day 1

Day 1 showed us a slow but steady pick on white marlin. Unfortunately we had a little trouble keeping a few hooked up and missed a couple ending our day 3/9 on white marlin raising two others that never ate. We also put 3 mahi in the box one of which went to the scales weighing in at 23 lbs.

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8/11 Report

Today we headed back to the canyons looking for whatever wanted to bite. The marlin fishing has been fair to good and the tuna fishing very sporadic. We started the day with a tuna spread which hurt us with the white marlin bites so we switched over to our marlin spread and did release 2 white marlin. We also boxed a few mahi as well as some tilefish. We had some consistent action throughout the day but overall just a pick and the weed made it difficult to fish. Fun day on the water!

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