Planned to get out on Saturday but after checking the winds that morning we decided to delay our trip till Sunday.
We left Rudee at 4:45 with Tony Gower (Reel World) and the Wild brothers Tommy and Billy onboard. We made the 70 mile plus run to just east of the Wx buoy with Billfisher and crew on his new 30 Albe at our side for safety. As a side note: it is really a pleasure to fish with someone like Bill when that far offshore, we stick together like glue, maintain visual contact 90% of the time and radio contact 100% of the time, again a pleasure to team up with you Bill Fished just SE of the Wx buoy with a White Marlin spread (or at least my rookie version of one), first fish comes on one of my Penn 15 LDs spooled with 40 pulling a Baitmasters split tail mullet. Lotâ€™s of fun on 40lb test!!!! While we are getting ready to leader and gaff that fish along comes Mr. White checking out our spread and in an instant he is gone. Tommy Wild picks up the next fish another very nice YFT and then Tony decides to make an adjustment to the spreader bar and just as he re sets the drag lever and turns away the reel starts screaming, this fish took off like a freight train and once we got him in the boat we see why it is every bit of a beautiful 45 -50 lb YFT. All the fish we caught were of very nice quality 40-50 pounders.
Fished at the 189 line at 50 fathoms water temp was 80.3 degrees and we were trolling at less than six MPH very, very clean wake. The Tuna would come up and check out the baits very cool to watch. Fished in amongst the Dolphin all of our fish were caught with them.
Three for three on YFT.
Zero for one (in the spread) on Whites.
Very nice fish. Now thats the way to get your shirts dirty. I heard that the squid under the dolphin are quite large & thats what those fat one's are feedind on. I hope to try that area next weekend myself. Bill.