September 15, 2012

LOWRIDER - Open Boat Overnighter 9/12-9/13

We had Brian, his wife Evey, Kevin and Pell out for an open boat trip with high hopes and lots of bites. We put em in at the elbow and worked the troll up to the 100 square and the armada of boats there...The afternoon troll was extended into the dark and well away from the fleet. On the chunk we had a quick flurry of 5 bites with 3 comin tight and and after breaking 2 off we finally put our only YFT tuna in the boat 70+lbs. Then it was quiet till the sword rod went off and we boated a small sword. We moved back to our original drift and hooked a better Mahi around 25lbs. Then it happend a chunk rod went off and we managed to stop it with a third of the spool left.Two hours later we got to see a sword well over 300lb on 60lb floro that should never have made it so close to the boat..a few min later almost in dart range she rolled on the main line cut us off.Like most good fish stories it had a bad ending.Thanks to every one and most of all Pell for doing a great job on a mean fish.We ended up a grinding out 1 YFT 1 sword and a mahi.Thanks again guys!

September 4, 2012

Fish Head - Labor day Weekend report

Friday - Had Jay and Harris out for a fluke trip. - The crew combined their efforts and put 10 keeper fluke in the box. Many shorts kept us busy all morning. We then switched it up to catch some triggers and sea bass. Great crew lots of fun and two nice bags-0-fish for the table!

Sun - Had John, Tom and Ziggy out to target albies on light tackle. Loaded up with spearing and light jigs, we headed to the grounds in rough seas. Had a great bite for about 45 minutes of albie and skipjack action. Had them up behind the boat streaking and boiling in the slick. Then, they shut off like a switch. Plenty of bluefish to keep us busy also. Went on the sniff to find some other patches of fish but only a handful more on the troll. Weather got real nice for the ride home. Great trip with a great crew and lots of screaming drags. I thought the albie action would be more consistant...regardless still plenty of action. Cant wait to get out again for them....loads of fun!!

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