Saturday, May 02, 2015

OFFSHORE - 4/18/15

by Robin

Ok, I could have kicked myself for forgetting the camera on such a beautiful day out on the ocean.  You'll have to settle for a cooler shot.

Missed a nice 12-18 lb mahi that hit the first line in the first 5 minutes of setting it out.   Ballyhoo with some type of skirt in about 130 ft of water.  I remember we were just inside the weather bouy.

We trolled another couple hours without another knock-down.  About the time I asked Jack if he had a Plan B, he said we were .3 miles from our favorite bottom area.

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Knowing we needed to be back in by 3:30 to beat the evening storms (that never came!), we did what we could in about 2-3 hours and headed in.

I would say we were very blessed that the bottom fish were biting!!  Also, much thanks to Jack and his new electronics he put in this winter.  He sure did nail the spot every drift.  We could just about count down to when the nibbles would come.  :)

And for the record, there should have been another vermillion in the box.  Jack accidentally let one get away unhooking him.  LOL

No cobias seen.

Tight Lines,

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