Tonight is the Full Moon. We are supposed to get the Vulkan Coupler for the starboard transmission from one of the mates on another boat here who is flying in tonight. Pete and Joe are hoping to get it all back together tomorrow morning then head out tomorrow night to fish for Mutton Snapper. I’m hoping to get out there and catch some after hearing so much about them. They are supposed to be great fighters, so hopefully I will get to tangle with a few…
Monthly Archives: April 2013
Today was about as EPIC as fishing gets. Due to the Transmission problem on the OverUnder, we were able to use a friend’s boat for the final day, a 52′ Viking called “So What” We had a stiff 15 knot SE wind and is was obvious a new, better piece of water moved into the area. We had a lot of scattered weed again. As I was letting out the first line a white marlin piled onto the bait and he was hooked up well for a while then popped off. Everything was super aggressive today, and dolphin were crushing our teasers! Early in the day Mark got to tangle with a nice Bull that turned out to weigh 54.5 pounds. It put on an awesome aerial display after it was hooked and after a solid 15 minute battle the fish was in the boat.
We fished around the Caves most of the day and had a lot of bilfish bites. We managed to pick up a sailfish and a shortbill spearfish was a really wild catch since you rarely ever see them. We had 4 sailfish bites, a blue marlin, 3 white marlin, and the spearfish come into our spread today. It was one of those days where things just didn’t quite pan out right with the marlin. Some would get hooked and jump off, and some were just flat out blind bites and missed. Needless to say it was frustrating since we missed a solid shot at a Super Slam, but it was an action packed day of fishing and everyone was amped. Thanks to Gary, Rich, Mark, and Drew for fishing with us! We definitely had an awesome time!
It finally calmed back down again and we had winds out of the SE at 10 knots. We primarily fished out around Columbus Point and picked up a few dolphin and small tunas. We had two solid bites from white marlin and hooked into one just to watch it jump off. With the slow fishing we deep dropped at the end of the day and caught some snapper, checked out the Oceanic Whitetip Sharks that were cruising around our boat, then headed for home. We were about 2 miles from the cut into Hawk’s Nest Marina when the Vulkan Coupler went on our starboard engine and put us down to one engine. Thanks to all of the good people at the marina, we were able to get the OverUnder back into her slip safely. I cleaned up the fish and showed the guys the shark rodeo, and they were in thick at the fuel dock, so here are a few pictures…
Today we had a new group out consisting of Gary, Drew, Rich, and Mark. We were greeted with a stiff 20-25 knot SE wind and choppy 4-7 foot seas. The fishing was consistently good all day as far as action went with Mahi. We caught over 30 dolphin throughout today with the biggest weighing in at 57.5 lbs. it was a massive bull dolphin caught by Rich. We had a quad hookup and as everyone was fighting their fish, Captain Joe pointed out a bigger one. We were able to get it to eat to naked ballyhoo and got him. We also caught one sailfish which was Drew’s first. Solid day of fishing!
Today was our last day with Bob, Chris, and Debbie. We had a stiff 20 knot wind out of the SE with 3-6 foot seas. The morning started off full of action with a lot of dolphin. We had a blue marlin on the right teaser and I had the pitch bait out for it and as the “bait and switch” was going down a dolphin beat the blue to my bait. We had a white marlin in our dredge and our teaser, but neither would eat. Later in the day we hooked up a white and the line got caught up on a whitetip shark and the line popped. Just one of those kinda days I guess. We continued to pound it out through all of the dolphin, but no marlin releases today. It’s supposed to be pretty windy and rough the next few days so fishing is going to be a little tough. Thanks to Bob, Chris, and Debbie for fishing with us. Joe and are are stoked we could get you on some great billfishing action!
Today we had beautiful sea conditions like yesterday. It was sunny and super hot and the water was so blue when the sun was high. We wound up seeing 11 billfish today and released 3 white marlin and a sailfish. We also put 7 Mahi in the box, one weighing in at 40 lbs and also a small blackfin tuna. We saw the tunas on the surface a lot today, but all were small footballs. Excellent day of fishing!
We had a new group out today (Bob, Debbie, and Chris). Winds were light out of the SE and we had another beautiful day. We picked up a few Mahi then soon after hooked up a double header of sailfish on the long riggers. One jumped off but the other went ballistic jumping all around the boat and Chris got the release on the sail. We moved our way up towards the caves where we picked up 3 white marlin and saw another that came up behind a Rick’s Fancy Plug right in the center from the bridge, but it never ate. We spent the rest of the day searching for a blue trying to get a Grand Slam, but no takers. We put a few more Mahi in the box and headed back to Hawks Nest. I’m stoked to see some better billfish action!
Today was an interesting day. Winds were lighter out of the SE and we had calm seas. Fishing was slow in the morning but we picked through some Mahi. We got hooked into a nice tuna that got Sharked in no time. Joe told me to get ready to get the deep drop stuff ready and of course we would get 2 white marlin bites while I was messing with that. Shortly after we had a blue marlin eat our right teaser and I said goodbye to my Red/Black Expess. We had another white marlin bite that ate before I could get to the rod and spit it. Finally towards the end of the day we picked up a white marlin and also got a nice 30 pound Bull dolphin to end the 4 day trip for these guys. Big thanks to all the guys, I had a blast fishing with all of you!
Today was another day full of action. Winds were SE 10-15 today and it was blue sunny skies. Keith, Rich, Jon, Greg, and Kevin were amped to get back at it again. We started off the morning picking at a few Mahi then Rich got hooked into a white marlin that we released. We kept picking at Mahi throughout the day and played with them on light spinning tackle for a while. We ended up picking up one more white marlin that came up on the right teaser super aggressive. It was an awesome bite and Rich got the release on the 80 plus pound white marlin. Back at it again tomorrow. To those of you following my blog, I apologize for the poor/short write ups and lack of pictures, but Internet is super slow down here and just getting in a quick report is a challenge.