Today wasn’t much better than yesterday. Mated on the Justified for a shark trip today. We fished around the Cigar in 63 degree green water with a drift to the North around a knot. No fish. Tried to save the day inside around the Sea Isle Ridge. We had two brown sharks swim around the slick and never ate. Rained most of the day, but it was fairly calm.
Monthly Archives: June 2013
Running in right now but I wanted to post a quick report. I ran the Trade In today for a shark trip line class fishing with 2# test. We started our day in the vicinity of the 28 mile wreck with clean water with water temps just over 62 degrees. Our drift was slow to the N and after 2 hours of drifting all we had was one dusky in the slick.
We made two more moves though out the day up the 20 fathom line and it wasn’t until the end of the day when we had a little breeze come up and get us on a decent drift. We had an estimated 125 pound Thresher playing with out baits but it never took the 2# test setup with a hook in it. That would have been pretty awesome! We had one little brown shark shortly after then packed it up around 430 and headed home.
I ran the 48′ Ocean Yacht “Justified” today for a shark trip. Tyler (my mate for the day) and I had a group of 5 guys out on a birthday trip for Ryan Smith. We ran out in a 3-5 foot chop with winds at 10-20 knots out of the South. We setup around the Misty Blue area on the 20 line and got our drift started. The water temperature was right around 60 degrees. After we were on our first drift for an hour and a half we picked up our first shark. After about 15 minutes Ryan brought a 150 pound blue shark to the boat for a release. We got reset and right away we had two blue sharks swimming around the boat that just would not eat anything we put in front of its face.
We decided to make a move and shortly into the move our starboard impeller burnt up and cut the move very short. Tyler put the baits back out while I spent some time in the engine room replacing the impeller and checking everything. It’s not a real big deal, except it isn’t fun when the engine room is hot and you are now in 4-7 foot chop with the wind picking up and blowing a solid 20, hahaha. Just one of those things that happens from time to time. We got everything back underway but didn’t have enough time to make a move. We finished out drift with no luck then headed for home.