We went out on my friend Steve’s boat today for a quick trip to see if we could get ourselves into some of the tuna action here in Grenada. I was stoked because I never get to crank on a big fish, so I couldn’t wait to do so. Right away we got into the birds thanks for the call in from some friends and WHAM, right away we were on, but we were on a blue marlin! After about 20 minutes we got the line back and got a clean release on the blue. Yahoooooo! That was fun. We got back on the tuna hunt and did come across them and get two bites that didn’t come tight, but that was all she wrote. Not bad for a half day of fishing.
The tunas have certainly been feeding after this past Easter Full Moon. Water temp is holding at 81.5 degrees and the water remaining blue. Not seeing much bait at all on the sounder which most likely accounts for the lack of billfish. Today was all about Dana as we got him into a nice fat yellowfin that was easily over the 150 pound mark and he also got a clean release on his first sailfish as well. The action was a bit slower today but still enough there to make things interesting. The weather has been absolutely perfect this week as well!
The action started off pretty quick with the big yellowfins. We got into them quick and hooked into one right away. After about 20 minutes we ended up with a pulled hook. Major bummer. Luckily the fish had not went far and we chased them down to have two massive bites not come tight and then finally we got one to connect. After an hour and a half battle we planted Jims tuna on the deck of Exile 65 and happy days! Haha. We had a couple hours left and were able to go 1/1 on sailfish in the afternoon getting Polly her first sailfish release. Plenty of action today and fun fishing.
Today we got into the action fairly quick and hooked into a solid 125+ pound yellowfin Tuna on the only 30# class rod we had out while making the switch. Jim battled it out for 1 hour and 40 minutes only to have the hook pull. OUCH! During the fight we boated 3 nice gaffer mahi that came around the boat and saw sailfish balling bait. It was the magic time! Haha. Anyway we continued our day and boated one more gaffer mahi and pulled the hook on a sailfish. Tough one today!
Well, it has been awhile and I have been absolutely terrible at keeping up on here this year. I’m gonna get back at it and get things rolling from here on out. We have a week long charter coming up after Easter here in Grenada that I am looking forward to. Very anxious to get back at it after a much needed 3 weeks off.
I was able to finally get back to video editing. We were so busy here this season I wasn’t able to capture much but did get some pretty good stuff in between the chaos. This is still catching up as far as my VLOGS go but here is VLOG 06: Trinidad and Exile. Check it out. More to come!