Wow, it has been a longggg month, but things are all finally starting to come together. I arrived to a boat with nearly nothing in the cockpit, blank canvas, and now we have new struts, shaft tubes, a rewedded fuel tank, deck sturdy and in place, bow thruster, second generator, new transducer (removed all of the old ones so now the bottom is perfect, fixed a lot of spots on the hull that may have been questionable to be safe, and now a full mezzanine in place ready to be primed and painted over the next week.
There is still a ton to do, BUT, starting to see the light. The boat is amazing as it was, but needed to be updated, and now she is getting close to having everything and more that new custom sport fishing boats have, and this boat certainly has the speed and range! Getting excited, and after another 6-8 weeks, she is ready to start running charters all over from Grenada to the Bahamas to New Jersey!!
I made it to Curacao about a week ago as there is a ton of work to do on the 60′ Custom Sportfisihng Boat I will be running beginning the end of November and beyond. Lots and lots of upgrades for the beautiful rig to get her ready for a season full of fishing. Stay tuned for more info as time goes on. Lots of projects happenings nd I am getting very excited to get her out fishing in the near future!
We managed to slip out on the Wish You Were Here in search of lining our outrigger with some laundry! The day started off great with a white marlin release and luckily for us the action continued throughout most of the day. Very fun action fishing along the SW Corner of the Wilmington on a 1.5 degree gradual break. Awesome teaser bites and aggressive fish overall. We ended up releasing 7 white marlin out of 10 bites which places us at 50 white marlin releases for the season so far an 6 blue marlin releases. Still a little ways to go to our goal, and hopefully this hurricane doesn’t ruin the great white marlin fishing we have going on right now.
We finally got a break from the wind and went looking for white marlin and mahi. We started the early grey light hours trying for a tuna but the signs didn’t show that they were there so we quickly switched gears. All. morning we had plenty of action with small dolphin, but were struggling to get a marlin bite until 1100 we finally started to get some shots. The fish were coming in and out of the spread very brown and not aggressive at all. Kind of weird, but they were there and we picked away at 8 bites, one of which was a triple header, and managed to raise 11 fish. We went on to release 3 white marlin in the mix and boxed enough mahi for a couple of dinners. Fun day on the water! Hoping to get another crack at it before this storm rolls up the coast.
Well it’s been quite a week with overall slower fishing. We managed to get a little action, but unfortunately nothing special for the board.
Day 1 was extremely slow for us. 1/2 on white marlin and some small mahi.
Day 2 we ran south and pounded it out which paid off catching 1 blue marlin and 3 white marlin, one of which we took to the scales, but it only weighed 62 pounds.
Day 3 was another tough day as we went 2/3 on white marlin and raised one other along with some small mahi in the mix.
That’s all she wrote.
Today we ran out on the Wish You Were Here. Beautiful flat calm weather. We got to the 100 fathom line and there they were, yellowfins were all over the surface in the 40-60 pound range. We got a few bites but only held onto 1. Shortly after we boxed a mahi and went 1/2 on white marlin then it shut down.
We pushed off to prettier water on a nice rip and went 3/6 there mid day picking away at white marlin releases until the rip and bait disappeared. Then we shoved into the canyon where we boxed a nice 55# yellowfin tuna and ended the day on a white marlin release. Great day of fishing!