Weather has been good all week and looked like a promising weekend. With calm
winds most of the week, a cool front pushed its way down for the weekend. With
the cool front came wind. Had a family from Chicago booked for the weekend.
They told me had never been offshore saltwater fishing before. They told me they
were happy just to be on a boat and if they caught fish that would be a bonus.
Well we caught their bonus fish and had a great time doing it. The seas were
a little sporty, but they handled the seas just fine.
We started out kite fishing in 200ft of water. Three live goggle eyes on the kite
and two flat lines with live pilchards. Fishing started red hot, within ten minutes
we had our first sailfish bite but was unable to stay hooked up. A half hour went
by and had another sailfish circling the short kite bait. This time we stayed
hooked up. With the Sailfish doing jump after jump the angler did an awesome
job fighting the sailfish and within 15 minutes had the fish boat side. They took
a few pictures and a perfect release. Within ten minutes of releasing their first
ever Sailfish we had a bite on the long flatline. This time we had a nice Mahi
eat our pilchard. After a few jumps and drag pulling the Mahi was within gaff
shot and in the cooler it went for dinner. We ended up catching and releasing
two more sailfish. We boated two more small Mahi and also caught a handful
of Bonita. Bonita are very hard fighters and are fun to catch on light tackle, but
do not make for great table fare. So for the day we were 3 for 4 on Sailfish
3 Mahi and 5 Bonita.
Catch Em Up!
Capt. Mike Busse