Well the bite was on today for sure. Wind was out of the southeast at 10-15 knots and partly cloudy making visibility tricky throughout the day. Quick report today. We kept 13 mahi with the biggest weighing 31 lbs, 2 small blackfins, released 3 sailfish and lost a sail and a white as well as missed one other sailfish. Great fishing! We are off for about a week but hoping to slip out and get into the action on another boat at some point.
Monthly Archives: March 2016
Today we made out way out at 8am and the weather was perfect. Wind out of the SE at 5-10 knots, sunny skies and calm seas. The day started slow but we did manage to get a release on a white marlin which turned out to be Will’s first white marlin. Congratulations Will!!! We did a great job on the reel and got a clean release. The bite stayed slow with just some barracudas killing our baits here and there. Later in the day around 2:30pm we had a blue marlin all over the right teaser that we ended up switching and having tackle failure (major bummer), but we went into a turn and ended up getting into some mahi and got the blue back up on the right teaser but never switched off. We caught another mahi and called it a day.
Today we had the wind blowing 15-25 all day out of the SE and a beautiful sunny day! Water temps seem to be holding at 78 degrees and pretty Bahamas Blue all along the edge today. The action started off fast and furious off of devils point shorty after lines in at 750am. The mahi were everywhere. We got into some 15-20 pound mahi on light tackle spinning gear and managed to put 6 in the box in no time. We made out way along the edge dealign with barracudas now and then and a stray mahi, but otherwise action was slow.
We made out way out past Columbus Point and got a white marlin up n the spread. The white piled on the left flat line with a ballyhoo and DownSea Blue Party Hat, but somehow the leader parted effortlessly – very odd – but the fish didn’t feel anything so we made another pass and we replaced the bait with a blue and white Fish DownSea partySkirt rigged on a ballyhoo and up came the white again. It piled on and game on. Bob got a clean release on the white.
We worked our way back plucking at a mahi hear and there until all of the sudden the sails came in thick. We hooked one up on the right flat naked ballyhoo, then immediately after we got one on the left long ballyhoo rigged with the DownSea Blue Party Hat. Not too long after the right long went off and there was our third for the triple header sails. We got a clean release on all 3 and that was the end of the day! 1 white marlin, 3 sailfish, and 10 dolphin.
We have a lay day tomorrow. I hope everyone enjoys their Easter Holiday…
Today we had a stiff 15-20 knot wind out of the SE again with overcast skies. the flat light made it tough to see the bites. We got into some mahi early on but unfortunately we had some sea sick crew we had to take back to the dock. We slipped back out in the afternoon and ended up getting 2/3 sails hooked up early on but lost one during the fight. We did get a release on a little one which was Phillip’s first sailfish – CONGRATS!!!. We managed to pick at some more mahi and even lucked out on a little wahoo that ate the circle hook just right. Mid afternoon the bite was slow but we ended strong with a really nice sailfish for Pete that ate a naked ballyhoo on the long rigger and also plucked another mahi. All in all, another fun day…
Today was our first day fishing here in Cat Island, Bahamas on the 54′ Bertram OverUnder. The wind was blowing at about 15-20 knots out of the east and the weather was partly cloudy and in the upper 70s. With the FULL MOON having been yesterday I was anxious to see what would bite. We started our day on the troll around 8 am. It didn’t take long to catch 1 sailfish out of a double. We picked at a dolphin here and there but otherwise action was slow. Around 1pm we got into a flurry of dolphin and picked at them here and there until we hooked into a white marlin and got a solid release. Since this was a perish day to work out any kinks before we start fishing a lot we called it a day early. Not a bad start (1/2 sails and 1/1 whites – plenty of dolphin).
Well, all went very smooth from the boat move on the 54 Bertram “Over Under” to customs and immigrations being done with us within 20 minutes of our arrival. It doesn’t get much better then that. All settled in here at Hurricane Hole in Nassau and anxious to get to Cat Island tomorrow. Hopefully we find a bird pack along the way and catch a tuna or two…
For those of you who do not already know, I have started up a tackle company that is called Fish DownSea. About 3 years ago I designed a lure that is the first and only way to effectively skirt your circle hook baits without impairing the hookup. I have used it in al of my travels and have been extremely successful with the lure. I called it the Party Hat since it looks like your ballyhoo is wearing a party hat when you put the lure on. Once we made the lure perfect and obtained the patent, Fish DownSea was open.
We now have 3 lures available on our website at www.FishDownSea.com from the Party Hats and Party Skirts for circle hook fishing and dredges to the Tuna Flares for skirting your J Hook ballyhoo. We also just got in some clothing to help Rep the company. The website has plenty of action packed fishing Videos, an up to date News Blog on the latest happenings with Fish DownSea, and a very informative How To section on how to use the Fish DownSea party Hats and Party Skirts. It is something I am very excited about so check out the website, spread the word to your friends, and pickup some Fish DownSea products to support a grassroots company that has products made by fishermen for fishermen!
I just added a video from my time in Grenada this past February. I jammed it all into a quick edit that I call a “Fishy Quicky”, so check it out and be sure to watch in HD!!!
I just threw this together yesterday since I get asked a lot how to make a dredge pin rig. This is a detailed How To Video on exactly that…