I fished with my dad (woody fish) Fri and Sat in the tournament and it was a success!
Fri. Lines in at 0830 at the tip of the Wash. and we had a small dolphin around 0900 on a blue and white seawitch. Second fish was a small tuna on a naked ballyhoo around 1000 which broke off on the boat. At 1157 we had a small white on our teaser which was a spreader bar with a hookless greenmachine ballyhoo as the trailer. He was all over it and we were able to hook him up on a tld 25 with a naked ballyhoo. Three minutes later we had the leader and made a clean release at the boat! The fish was the first bill of the tourn. The rest of the day was slow.
Sat. Lines in at 0830 and in second place! We started in 30 fathoms because we got a late start. Imediatley we caught a nice gaffer and for the rest of the am it was non-stop. BY 1030 we had 3 yellofins, 3 dolphins and we realesed are second white marlin! He again was raised by the spreader bar and then switched to the other teaear which was also a green machine. I hooked him on a tld 30 and we realeased him in four minutes with some heavy backing of the capt. We caught one more yellow fin and one more dolphin. We also raise another white that we did not get.
Unofficially we are in second place for total billfish released and we also will get a trophy for the first release of the tourn. We will find out for sure at the banquet tonight.
All in all a great trip and a great crew1