Saturday, July 28, 2012

Open Boat Mixed Bag Canyon Trip with my "Regulars"

Had Joe, Adam, Chris, and Steve on board today. Guys wanted to mix it up today, weather allowed us to do it. Left in the dark to do a couple of hours of night chunking, got set up in the dark and had fish under the boat and landed our first fish in the first 5 minutes, had many fish under the boat, but when we lost our next fish the bite slowed. Some time after the fish showed up again, in between storms and we landed another one, broke off another fish and didn't get another bite. Wound up 2-5 on the chunk to start the trip. Decided to troll our slick at first light due to the #'s of fish I read. On the troll had a wahoo sky rocket through our spread, soon after came tight and it was game on, wound up landing the 60 incher on a ballyhoo. Guys decided we had plenty of pelagics so we decided to tile, hit a couple of spots but it was slow only landing a handful. Went back on the troll and landed another yellow. Left the canyon to look for Bluefin, no luck there so we stopped on a wreck since Joe wanted some fresh ling and landed a dozen of them to top out the box. Fun trip with the "regulars"!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Afternoon Bluefin Trip with St Mathias Fathers-Sons

Got a call from Gabor Fari father of Nick the point guard from my CYO basketball team I coach. He wanted to give his son a fishing experience. Original plan was to fluke and seabass. Told him if he wanted to show him something cool, take the offshore route, he agreed.They brought along Nick's teammate John Henry and his Dad Steve Riccardi, and Mark Krute a regular with his son Nick. Left the dock before lunch to wait for the seas to subside a bit, first spot found the life, flying fish, but only bluefish. Second spot 10 miles further found even more life turtles, whales, but just one knockdown and a bonito. Next stop 15 miles further tons of bait 2 swings and misses nothing. Ran another 10 miles, and no life it was a desert. Clock was ticking and sun was going down and all we had were Bonito and Bluefish to show for our efforts. Made one more pass inshore and it finally happened had 4 rods go off, unfortunately 3 got off, but 1 made it to the boat! Great evening with some great family's.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Open Boat Bluefin Jigfest

Had Regulars Jerry and Larry and for the first time Steve-Socks. Plan was to overnight canyon. On the way out ran over the motherlode of Bluefin, trolled the first one and saw the fish finder was lit up so we jigged them with all of the guys catching them for the first time on jigs. After the dust settled and guys had their fun the group decision was to head to the canyon to tile and mahi fish. Made the run in flat seas in no time, once there current did not allow us to fish 2 plus knot current and 50 ounces was not fun, no mahi on the pots as well. trolled for a bit but only skipjack, did try to bait a few sharks we saw but no luv. Decision was to head back at dark and not overnight in a dead canyon and possible weather following morning. Great day with good guys.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pat Noonan Charter Fluke/Sea Bass

Had Pat Noonan and his bunch out for their annual trip on Sunday for fluke and sea bass. Started the morning up to the north with little wind and no drift. The kids had fun picking away at short fluke for a while. Decided to shift gears and do some sea bassin for the rest of the morning. Had lots of action with the kids putting 20 keepers in the boat by the end of the day!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Open Boat Mixed Bag Offshore Trip

Had New Anglers Oscar, Garret and Brian on board today. Headed east and worked a scallop boat at Bacardi no luck, went to Hudson tip and worked it through bombs to elbow no bites, Lots of life and marked fish deep but they would not come up. Dropped down for tiles landing half a dozen with all the guys popping their tile fish cherries. Picked up and headed into the Chicken for Bluefin only mahi on the pots. Tried Glory and Lillian, both areas had green water no bites. Fun day with a great crew, wonder if full moon affected today's day bite?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bottom Fishing with the Wilson Gama Charter

Had Wilson back with buddies Gary, John, and Rick x2. Plan was to venture to Mudhole and load up on Ling, had 80 with some cod. Changed gears to seabassing landing a dozen of those before south wind kicked in. Fun day with some good guys and lots of ball-busting.

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