Tuesday, December 17, 2019

First Florida Trip Recap

Hey everyone back from Florida/Bahamas, spent a week with the new boat and it was an eye opener. First day cruising to Bimini from Miami was sketchy first few miles with seas 3-5 with an occasional 6-7, had doubts, but as I settled into a groove  She just wanted to eat. To my surprise as we got closer to the Gulf Stream it got better, last half of the trip we were cruising at 55. First leg little over an hour. Next 2 days of fishing were fantastic from drifting for deep water, bottom fish, to high speed trolling at 20 knots she was stable, dry, and just plain comfortable. Time to come home, weather window was closing fast and either leave Saturday or be stuck in paradise till middle of the week. Made the decision to come back.  Seas were challenging but again the Boat proved to be a beast and handled everything Mother Nature through at us! Had a lot of technology and comforts that made the trip easier, 72 mile radar, Nite track vision, advanced GPS, most comfortable Helm chairs, and stadium seating for rest of the crew keeping them dry. Sunday morning was our last day of fishing and decided to Sailfish for a few hours before taking flights back. Had Capt Raul up in tower and I was working the pit, man do I miss that. Fed a bait to nice sail and had her boatside within minutes for a healthy release! Wanted to thank Mat, Adam,  And Mike for taking lead in the pit so I can focus on finding the fish. Thanks to remaining crew of Jeremy, Dave, Ed, Pat, and Larry for pitching in when needed and hopefully all of you guys enjoyed this adventure as much as I did!

Friday, December 13, 2019

Bahamas Dozen Species

Fun second day of fishing, went all light  tackle. Have over a dozen different species including 3 different snappers, 3 different groupers, horse eye jacks, barracudas, and sharks! Fun stuff!

After fishing decided to top out ice and provisions for chef Pat tonight. Found a roadside bar serving Goombay smashes!

12-11-19 First Day in Florida

Great first day with mahi, three different type of snappers- Queen, silk, yellow eye, and grouper. Back at the house early took a swim and now the chef is cooking!

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