Well it’s been a lot of fun her lately. Have a great group of guys here that were down for anything and we did some exploring.
Day 1: 10/17 on wahoo in 5 hours. Cut it off, don’t wanna be greedy. Did manage a double header of 12 pound mahi as well in the mix. Top baits were wahoo belly strips on a billy baits and the Fish Downsea Wahoojo on the down rod.
Day 2: went up north to Ronde Island. Fished for a couple hours off of grenada and went 1/3 on sailfish. Had some fun Exploring and got into a couple bottom fish including a nice 10 pound mutton.
Day 3: did some bottom fishing but wasn’t what we expected. Had some fun and caught some small grouper and moved on to see some of Carriacou which was pretty amazing.
Day 4: Trolled our way back to grenada. Lots of weed and managed 1 mahi but got to grenada quickly and then had a few hours or time to try for billfish. Went 2/7 on sailfish, lots of wind and tricky bites for the boys. Everyone on the trip that never caught a sailfish has 1 now! We did have a blue marlin crash the teaser but never can back. Anxious to see what tomorrow holds!
We started back where the action was yesterday but it was obvious the same action wasn’t going to be there as it was lifeless. We mosied our way offshore and downsea and picked away at a couple sailfish until later in the day we came across a pocket of clean water and had a blue marlin crash the teaser. After some chaos and the fish doing what it wanted (not what we wanted) the fish faded to the long rigger and no connection. Slower pick going 2/5 on sailfish and 0/1 on blue marlin.
Today we had steady action picking away at sailfish bites throughout the day. We ended 4/8, tagging three of the sailfish we released and also boxed three mahi. Lots of whales around, pretty cool being 3-4 miles from the beach!
Well, it was a crazy busy week so here is the wrap up.
Day 1: we loaded up on wahoo for the boat pool points in hopes of holding up there
Day 2: I couldn’t find a billfish to save my life day 1, but Day 2 was game on. Found the color change I was looking for with a nice suspended weedline on it. We had real bad luck and ended 0/11 on sailfish
Day 3: I ran back to the same area and we picked away and bites and the boys in the pit were on as we went 5/7 on sailfish jumping into 4th place
Day 4 / lay day: we went out and fished for 4 hours just because and went 1/1 on blue marlin and 2/3 on sailfish.
Day 5: we ran back out to where we had been but the conditions weren’t there. The mahi were tho and we caught a handful of bailer dolphin and even a wahoo that luckily stayed connected to our circle hook on mono. We did miss a sail there but then ran up inside and had a solid flurry of bites going 1/5 on sailfish up there.
We ended the tournament in 5th place and won the meat category. Good times!
Well today the conditions again looked pretty much the same but it seems the normal current that I have been used to here is starting to come into play, so MAYBE it will get back to epic fishing proportions here as far as billfish. We pounded it out but with 2.5 hours to go we had not seen a billfish, and we are in the meat fish pool so we decided to try for wahoo and it paid off. We boated 5/6 wahoo in 2 hours and got a total weight 216 lbs. 3 more full days to go, and billfish are back on the brain for tomorrow. Top boat right now has 3 sailfish.
We gave it a go today since the tournament starts tomorrow. Full Moon last night that was a pretty incredible one. We ended 1:1 on sailfish and a small wahoo. Still very green water and slow fishing. Hope it fires up!
We tried wahoo fishing today on Exile 65 to mix it up and we are glad we made that move. We ended up boxing 6 wahoo up to 50 lbs. lots of action and plenty of bites! The color of the day was green and also black and red as those produced the most bites.