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 Saturday, April 09, 2005 - PirateKing Back
Seas: 3-5    Water Temp: 68.2°F Crew:  
Moon:   Location: 20-23 miles straight out   
Species: 3 king mackeral
6 bonito (little tunny) 
Category: kids are kings (and queens)
Offshore (20 to 35 miles off) 
Report: I ran the Pirate King (a 48' Viking) for the owner yesterday, this was the first trolling trip any local boat had tried so far this spring. It was a 6 hour trip and Pirate King cruises at 24 knots thus allowing me to get to the 90 to 100 ft depths 20 miles out.The first line out was a deep line on a planer and as the second line, a surface line with a ballyhoo,went out the first went off with a kingfish about 6 #s. Before we could get all 6 lines in the water we had a 15# bonita (little tunny) and another kingfish. It went pretty much like this for the first 2 1/2 hours then someone turned off the switch. When early or late season fish quit biting it's like someone turning off a light switch. Not bad for the first trolling trip of the season, we ended with 3 kings, 6 bonitas and a few missed strikes. Two strikes were surface and all the rest were on the planer/spoon combination. It's getting time to break out the live bait rigs and warm up the live well for some light tackle action. Until next trip, Capt. Guy

Marsha and Christian with a pair of 12 #ers 

nice kings but not from this trip 

nice kings but not from this trip 
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