Let’s go fishing!!! Finished up all the tweaks and cosmetics in the yard and Exile 65 is ready to go fishing. Charter is in NJ all Summer long and then on the beautiful island and fish filled waters of Grenada starting November 2018! Check us out at http://www.ExileCharters.com for more information or the Charter section of my website right here. Hope to see you fishing with us!
The end of last week we moved Exile 65 up from Palm Beach after a little engine TLC to Wanchese, NC where she will be getting some other TLC to get her ready to fish hard for the upcoming year. We most likely will get to NJ middle of June and get everything settled in for what we hope to be a season full of great fishing! We did chug all the way up and caught some pretty awesome fish as well which was a cool bonus. Plenty of mahi, a 125 pound Alison Tuna, a 150 pound blue and a 700 pound blue marlin. So much fun!
Well the first week of our jaunt through the Southern Bahamas with Bob, Todd, Doug, Andy, Ben, and Bill has went by pretty fast. We made our way fishing out of Cat Island, Conception Island, Rum Cat, Long Island, Crooked Island, Diana Bank, and the Acklins. The weather has been mediocre with a fair amount of rain and some wind in the mix but that never stops these guys. Plenty of small to medium tunas on the troll with a few mahi and Billfish in the mix. The bottom fishing as night has been hit and miss but the yellowtail action last night was game on, and they were nice ones.
Plenty more action and good times to come.
Well today was a great day of fishing but bittersweet. We released 2/3 white marlin, 2/3 sails, and finally at the end of the day we had the blue marlin we needed pile on the teaser. We switched him to the 50 pitch with a select ballyhoo with a Party Skirt easily came tight and pulled the hook. AHHHHH! Bummer. We also had a nice box full of mahi so overall great day yet again here in Cat Island!
Today we we had SE winds at about 15 knots. We released a blue marlin that piled on both teasers multiple times before finally eating a Fish Downsea Party Skirt with a medium ballyhoo on the long rigger. We also released a Sailfish, lost a white marlin and missed a white marlin. Also put a few gaffers in the box. Great fishing continues!