I hope more then anything everyone is staying safe and making the most out of this mess that they can. Hard times for sure for everyone in the world. Hopefully we can all get through this quickly as possible and hang on to those thoughts of better days behind and better days to come.
Not entirely sure if things will be cleared up in time but right now I’m holding out hope daydreaming about getting another crack at this once this is behind us:
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Friday was a tough one! We covered a lot of ground trying to find a bite somewhere and only came up short going 0/1 on sails. Green water everywhere. Not good news! It was clear so I was able to get a Satellite image and see that the remaining blue water was about 35 miles offshore, so we took a crack at it on Saturday. we found the blue water. It was fairly loaded with sargassum weed making it slightly difficult to dredge fish but we kept at it. We picked up a Mahi and shortly after lost a sailfish. Unfortunately that was all there was to it. That pocket of water was definitely getting overrun by the green water around it and there wasn’t much left at all. Two very uncharacteristic days here in Grenada.
I mated again today on the 50′ Bertram “Change Order” and the day started off great with a double header on sailfish. The first came into the flying fish chain and switched that off and the second piled on the right flat mini chugger. PERFECT! Shortly after we had a another double header and pulled the hook on one and missed the other. After that is was quiet for awhileeeee.
Finally a blue piled on the green squid chain on the right teaser and Gavin switched to to a Fish Downsea Big Chugger with a ballyhoo. GAME ON. After a solid 25 minute battle we released the beautiful 250# blue marlin and called it a day. Congrats to Gavin on pitching his first blue marlin!