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Wahoo Fishing Grand Cayman – VIDEO

Here is the video from our Overnighter fishing the infamous Pickle Bank off of Grand Cayman in the Caribbean.  Be sure to watch in HD.

 

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3/20 Big Torpedos!!!

Today was our second day here in San Sal and it produced exactly what we were looking for, a 107 pound wahoo! With calm seas and mostly sunny skies, the weather was perfect again! First bite on the deep rod with a split tail mullet winds up with Sid hooked into a solid wahoo. It made a short screaming run, then had enough. I wired it up to my gaff, joe ran down from the bridge to sink the second gaff in and on the deck she went. Wahoooooooo!!!!

We managed to get two more wahoo, one got Sharked unfortunately and we got half, and also 4 nice dolphins. The action was spread out throughout the day, and there was plenty of life between the birds and fish breaking the surface all day. Extremely fun day of fishing!

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3/18 and 3/19

We got out first group (Jeff, Sid, and Ronny) in at Cat Island on Monday night and got all settled in. We started off fishing Cat on Tuesday and got into a few dolphin and small tunas, but no wahoo. It was blowing 15-25 out of the south all day, but we still made our way to San Salvador.

Today (3/19) we had flat calm seas and it was cloudy throughout most of the day with a little rain. We fished the ridge with one wahoo bite that bit the trolling weight, but otherwise slow start. Joe pushed off to the hump where we had 4 wahoos on. Lost one on the initial run, and put 2/3 into the boat in the 40-60 pound range and were Sid and Ronny’s first wahoos. Congratulations guys! We dropped lines it right away and WHAM! Another wahoo on! Jeff brought in the 35-40 pound hoo nicely.

We started seeing a few more frigates and dolphin were picking at a bait here and there as we out a few of those into the box along with a lot of little blackfin tunas. We had a nice bull that was easily over 40 pounds eat a skirted ballyhoo behind the trolling weight, but managed to throw the hook after a couple amazing jumps. That one was a heartbreaker!

Anyway, pretty solid start to the trip with a great group of guys. Looking forward to another 2 days fishing in San Sal!

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10/6 Hot Doggie

I went out on a friend’s boat today called Reelality in search of some wahoo.  His son, Stephen, and friend, Mike, had never caught a Wahoo, nor had he put wahoo on the deck of that boat yet.  The 15-20 knot SW wind they called for late in the afternoon was already blowing, and the seas were a choppy 3-6.  With that we stayed fairly close to home, but ran to where Wahoo have been holding in good numbers the past 6 weeks – the infamous Hot Dog.  We got there around 9:00 am and were fishing in 73.5 degree blue-green water with scattered weed.  We pulled a spread focused on catching wahoo with mostly skirted ballyhoo on wire and two planers down about 15-25 feet.

Our first bite was a small dolphin which we bailed in the boat.  Shortly after we had a wahoo crash our way back blue/white Joe Shute and take a hard run.  Stephen was on for his first ‘hoo and brought it to the gaff after a 20 minute battle.  We got back on the troll and had a little lull in the action before we got hammered again by another wahoo on the same bait.  Mike fought it for about 15 minutes before we sunk the meat hook into its head.  Keith kept working the Hot Dog since the direction we wanted to go would have been a head sea all day.  We had two mystery bites that just never came tight.  I saw the splash on one of the two and it looked like a wahoo bite, but I can’t confirm it.  The way the bait came back on the other made me believe it was a small dolphin.  At about 2:00 pm we picked up and ran in.  Successful day since the goal was to get two people their first wahoo.  I can’t wait to slice some up for sushi!

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9/25 Wahoo and Whites

I ran the 27′ Contender “Trade In” with Maureen Klause, Cullen Wright, and Joe Carey in search of wahoo and white marlin.  There has been a consistent bite of some wahoo and white marlin around the Hot Dog and the lumps outside of it to 50 fathoms.  The ride there was a little rough, and the SW 15 knot wind kicked up the seas throughout the day, but we still fished.  We started our morning at the Hot Dog and I was marking solid bait on the edge at 160 feet of water.  We dropped a planar down with a blue/white Hawaiian Eye with a ballyhoo on wire behind it and WHAM!  It was whacked within 10 minutes and up to the surface came a nice wahoo screaming out line and jumping all over the surface.  Maureen was on her first ever wahoo and after about 20 minutes of gaining line back, we had a nice 65-70 pound wahoo in the boat!

We got back on the troll and went back over the same area and we hooked into another wahoo.  Cullen reeled this one in which was his first wahoo and in came another nice 40# wahoo.  I worked the area a little longer but the bait disappeared and a friend was just offshore of me and had 2 white marlin already, so we pulled up the planer, put the dredge in and worked out.  Once we got into 45 fathoms we started seeing the bait and put a nice gaffer dolphin in the boat.  We were looking for a white for Joe since he had never caught one and after working the bait for a while, we had a white come up and hammer a bait.  It took a screaming run and the white marlin made Joe work hard to get the release, but he stayed on it and we got a quick snapshot of him with his first white before the release.

It was later in the day so we started working in towards the Tea Cup where I saw on the satellite shot that the same 73 degree water was, and it was on our heading for home.   Once we got inside 40 fathoms we put the planar back down and we were on with our 3rd wahoo which I actually got to have fun with on the rod and reel.  We put that 40 pounder in the boat and called it a day.  Fun day of fishing and plenty of wahoo meat – my favorite!

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