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!
I fished again on the 50 Bertram “Change Order” and there were plenty of birds all around on top of schools and schools of skipjack tunas. We picked away all morning at sailfish and had an aggressive blue marlin on the Fish Downsea Flying Fish Chain again. This time we got the switch and had the fish on, but pulled the hook early on. Having some bad luck with these blues this season – ouch. Anyway, we ended up getting into a little action with mahi and had another sailfish bite around the massive whales that popped up later in the day which were pretty impressive to see. Really wild stuff throughout the day today. We ended 3/5 on sailfish and 0/1 on blue marlin.
I fished again on Change Order and we managed to raise 5 sailfish, getting 3 bites and releasing 2. We also had a blue marlin on the Fish Downsea Flying Fish chain but it was shy on the pitch bait and never made the switch. Ouch. All of our bites were in the afternoon. Pretty day on the water as the weather this week has been beautiful with light winds.
We were ready to go in a big way today on “Change Order” after the crazy and epic action from yesterday. We found the bait and scattered birds early bit no fish. Worked it for awhile, then went searching. Raised a sailfish to the teaser that never ate. Finally we got a flat line bite and came tight on a sailfish only to pull the hook – ouch. That was all she wrote today. We went in early to refuel and fix a few issues. Hopefully we find that action tomorrow, maybe the fish just took the day off with full bellies today. Haha
Well the New Moon last month produced and the New Moon today certainly followed suit. I went along on the 50′ Bertram “Change Order”. The day started slow with only a double header of sailfish and we released 1 out of the 2 then it was quiet til noon. We spotted the sailfish birds and setting back out we got picked up right away! The action was nonstop bites for about three hours on every other pass. We had some tough luck on quite a few pulling hooks and had chaos with so many bites, haha. Pure fun, lots of laughs and san cochos, haha. Ended the day 7/24 on sailfish.