Here we go, a whole new adventure is starting right now. Let’s see how this goes…
Today we ran out on the Trade In looking to get into some meat fish with wahoo and mahi the target. The first 15 miles was fairly bumpy but after that the wind dropped out and we had a smooth ride. We started just inside the tip of the Baltimore on a small weedline and caught one bailer dolphin and worked to the canyon. After about two hours of no bites we decided to try pot hopping for mahi with light tackle.
The first couple pots had mahi but they were very finicky due to having already been messed with by other boats just before us. We were just a bit too late. They other balls had just been cleaned by the pot boat so no go.
We trolled a bit more into 40 fathoms on a few lumps then back out to the pots that had a few mahi. We were able to get them to eat somewhat and picked away at 10 or so. We got back on the troll back inshore to look for the weedline we found in the morning and we did find it. We worked around the line and finally the right flat 2 ounce Fish Downsea Tuna Flare color Rasta goes SCREAMING! Wahooooooooo! A nice one at that. Steve battles it out and we got the 60# wahoo in the boat.
Sometimes it only takes a fish to make the day. Beautiful sunny and flat calm day on the water, and some fish for dinner to top it off.
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As usual, fishing out of Hawk’s Nest Marina in Cat Island, Bahamas did not disappoint this Spring on Exile 65!
We made the run up to the Hudson to get the crew a lot of action and it paid off. Plenty of bites. Ended up release 8 whites. Here are the notes from he day.
Lines in at 650. Started just before 100 square, 78.5 degree water and blue
655 hooked 2 out of a triple released 1
709 had one behind right long but picked up weed and fish faded
715 long rigger Bite, chafed leader didn’t see
810 pulled Hook on one switched from left teaser
829 missed white left long black blue party skirt
834 missed white left flat Naked
852 release white off left teaser naked
905 right flat naked released
1016 pulled Hook on 1 in turn hooked off left flat naked
1108 hooked White off left teaser party hat released
1151 bridge rod blue white party skirt jumped off white
1236 miss one right long naked
111 non eater on left teaser
132 right flat party skirt released
343 white right long naked trail and fade. Tried dump and nada
408 bridge rod black red party skirt white released
429 left teaser blue switch to bridge rod chugger Head and lost fish
4:38 left flat party skirt white released
451 release white left long Downsea blue party hat
602 missed double. Bad sunglare due to going after a free jumper. SUCKS!
635 miss white off right teaser
638 stayed in turn and pulled Hook on one hooked right long naked, probably same Fish from teaser bite we missed
650 one on teaser and bridge rod. Epic fail all tangled up. Hooked neither and a zing pow!
GAME OVER – FUN FISHING