kids are kings (and queens) Near shore (inside of 20 miles) billfish
WET, Nasty and Cold. That about describes what the weather was like this morning. I sure wish I had the weatherman tied to my bow pulpit on the run out (could only make 16-17 knots) and while we were fishing. He said 2-3', well it was 2 on top of 3 for most of the day, we even had one boat (a 25+ footer) capsize about 2 miles away from us. Everyone was pulled from the water ok by the other boats arround them and the boat was saved by SEA TOW but it was really an ordeal for them. Well to the fishing. It was great. It was a first time out for Marks nephew and brother in law (actually the first time was last Tuesday, we turned arround because of rain, the weather man missed again) and the fishing was hot even if the weather was not. I had decided to troll with ballyhoo and spoons vice live bait due to the sea state and we were into fish right away. The bonita were wide open for us and we caught between 30 and 40, I lost count about half way through the trip, we had one (1/2) king, one mahi about 12 #s, one bara and one Sailfish 35+ #s (released in fine shape). About every 3rd or 4th fish would get cut up by big cuda's but even that is fun to watch. I only kept 3 bonita for stripbait and released the rest for someone else to have fun with, on light tackle these are really fun even if they are no good to eat. The sail, dolphin, baracuda and a few of the bonita were caught on the surface on 20# line, everything else was caught on a deep line from a planer rod and a blue and silver drone spoon. If the weather man can get his act together I will be making a deepwater trip on Tuesday. We'll see you then.