8/31 Commence Marlin Month

My mate Spencer and I took out the ‘Saltitude’ white marlin fishing for their first time on Saturday. I heard of a little bite inshore of the Wilmington from Friday so that is where I pointed the bow. We had a stiff 15 knot SW wind all day and moderately choppy seas, but it was fine on the 52′ Ocean Yacht, especially since our run was in the trough. We started in 40 fathoms just south of the Rockpile and fishing time started at 8 am. We had a few mahi as we worked out deeper. Once we got into 50-60 fathoms, we found the edge that went from 75-76 degrees and green to blue water. There was scattered grass, and a small weedline we worked around all day. The SW wind seemed to have stalled the southerly movement of the water.

Anyway, we were 4/4 by noon on white marlin and had a dolphin bite here and there, but all of them were small chicken dolphin. We had a little lull mid day, then it turned on as we saw 8 more whites and got bites out of 6 of them. Amazing action, and lots of fun! It’s great to finally have a solid white marlin bite. Everyone out there had solid action and saw some fish. Hopefully it is only the beginning, and marlin month is here, so I hope everyone is ready!!!!

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