Nice job and great catch!!
lines in at the S. Ledge 6am. Manages 2 nice YFT (one going 48# & 3 gaffers all before 830am.
At 930am in 70 fathoms on a b/w sailure just s. of the canyon....Mr. White comes out of nowhere & swallows it on the first bite. 25 minutes later we release the first billfish ever on Regulator 1. unbelievable fish!!!
missed another white about hour after that.......& we are now in the middle of the norfolk canyon & a bunch of boats......whites are being caught left n right around us at about 1pm. watch a boat hook up & the fish do his dance all over the place ..... & as soon as they releases the fish & put the boat back in gear...another is dancing on there long rigger....beautiful site.
as this happens we get a screamer on the downrigger & are clearing the lines.........as the long rigger is being reeled in....i look out & theres a mr. white is chasing it........slamms it 30 ft off the back of the boat & comes skying out of the water w/ the same sailure in its mouth...........when he hits the water the hook pulls & he circles around our spreader bar but then takes off.....really cool!
downrigger comes the the gaff & its a nice wahoo. 30-35# fish hits the deck & we yell for the crew to watch there feet......well the dumb one stands there looking at the fish flopping & sure enough....it tagged him on the foot..........20 stitches for him when we got home sunday night.......after that......we put the spread back out & there's mr. wahoo again....but this time he breaks the 80# line on the downrigger on the initial run....must of been a good one...& i lost the hoos favorite lure....a skirted black n purple cedar plug.
final tally for the day:
1-3 on whites
2-4 on yft
3-3 on gaffers
1-2 on wahoo
o yeah first wahoo for the regulator 1 also.
if the weatherman would have been on my boat in the morning i would of dragged his a## as a teaser.
the ride in was nice.
Wahoo on the grill last night was out of this world......can you eat ono sashimi?????? i heard its really good...might try iot tonight.
Nice job and great catch!!
Awesome! I might have to head that way this Sunday. Will be leaving out of Sunset early. Would like to head back South where we were this Sunday, but that's a long ride out of the mouth of the James River.
Pretty work. Sucks for the guy that was bit by the wahoo
Nice day of work! Congrats on all of the 1st's for the boat.
Trey I hear ya on the weather mans 10 knots or less forecast on Sunday.........We headed south to the cigar so the waves and wind were blowing right across my bow............I would have loved to pull his a*$ as a teaser........ The whites were chomping on ours all afternoon...........