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!
Today started off perfect. Light winds out of the SE and sunshine. We put lines in and before 800 we released a Sailfish and a white and then got into the mahi. We picked at mahi throughout the rest of the morning and then found some small tunas on top near Columbus Point and got into a white marlin that stayed down but John got a clean release. We fired lines back out and WHAM hooked up to another white marlin that we got quickly for a release. We looked hard for the blue all day but only managed more mahi and a few small tunas.
Awesome day again here in Cat Island on Exile65!!!
The wind went SE today here in Cat Island and after two days of not even seeing a mahi (never happened to me before in April in Cat Island) today it was all you wanted. I think we were hooked up more then we were trolling today. We kept some for fish tacos and let a bunch go all ranging from 12-30 pounds. We did also release a white marlin that came in HOT on the Fish DownSea 2.0 black dredge shads with black and purple dredge flares then peeled off on the flat line. Anxious to see what tomorrow shows us! Beautiful day on the water today!
We fished Monday-Wednesday in the White Marlin Smackdown here in Hawks Nest Marina in Cat Island Bahamas. We were looking to make it three in a row and we managed to pull off the three peat. Big thanks to the guys from “Wish You Were Here” for fishing the tournament with us. The first two days we saw great action on the Billfish and were able to capitalize. The last day was slow for everyone including us so we remained on top for the win. Thanks again Ed, Brett, Brian, Terry, and Peter. Definitely got a crazy double header that I’ll forever have burned on my memory. Lots of shuffling and musical rods in the pit on that one!
I was able to slip out with a few friends in Cat Island on the their tender and do some bottom fishing for grouper and snapper. We ended up catching a fair amount of grouper and 2 nice mutton snapper. Plenty of queen triggerfish in the mix. Good times and good eatin!
Made it out with Bob Nick and Chris and had some excellent fishing. Pulled the Hook on a blue marlin, caught some Sailfish, plenty of gaffer dolphin, and even lucked out on a wahoo on a circle hook. Great weather and great fishing, another day in paradise!
Today was one of those day, beautiful flat calm day, sunny overall, 80 degrees and fish were biting. The morning started slow as we put two mahi in the box. The weed was thick so it kept me busy in the pit today shagging grass off of the baits and left Joe searching for pockets to fish in.
It turned on a little by mid morning when we released a white marlin on a naked ballyhoo on the left long. Then shortly after about a 250# blue marlin piled on the right long ballyhoo with a crystal fish Downsea party hat. After a solid battle Al released not only his first white but now his first blue marlin. Then we had another white marlin pile on the left long naked ballyhoo and we got a great aerial show before the release.
Mid day is slowed a bit until we found some mahi later in the day and we whacked 10 more gaffers in no time. In the midst of it all we had a Sailfish come in on the naked ballyhoo behind the pink fish Downsea shad dredge and there was our Grand Slam to end the day. Doesn’t get much better then that!
Conditions seem to be improving here in Cat Island as the wind is making its was SE. I mated on the Mojito today and we released a white marlin and boxed a handful of dolphin and a small yellowfin. Every boat fishing today seemed to have some Billfish bites and action with mahi. Always fun being on the water!