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Fishing Remains Consistent



Let me first apologize for my late report hurricane Katrina cancelled a few of my trips
and made for a little maintenance here at home. We were able to get out a few days and catch some fish. We are still catching sailfish in the month of August. That is a great sign of things to come. I fished with longtime friend and customer Chris Fuxa. Chris wanted to bend some rods and have a good time since he is soon expecting a child and thinks he won’t be able to fish anymore. With that in mind we set up our first drift in the area of the twin towers and scored a false albacore. Looking for better water and some bigger bait we moved south and stopped at the bent range marker to load up on some baits. After catching some baits we set out a bit further to the south in the Triumph reef area. After another false albacore we set out a bit deeper. After putting the downrigger down 50’ we were rewarded with our first sail of the day. After many tail walks and jumps Chris had a beautiful 60# sail boat side in no time flat.

We ran south again and set up on the deeper side. Soon we were rewarded with a king on the bottom rod in about 170’ of water. Unfortunately, the fish was hooked on the bottom rod that has no wire on it so the fish chewed through the leader and released himself at boat side a few mere inches away from the gaff hook.

Soon the downrigger popped again and we were rewarded with a small shark. Setting up further south we were again rewarded with a shark on the downrigger. We ended up the day going 1/1 on the sails, 2 sharks, almost kingfish, and three false albacores. All this action took place on only a ¾ day trip. I have said it before and I will say it again with the amount of sailfish being caught in August I can only imagine what will happen in “Season”. If you would like to get into the action give me a call and we can set something up.

On a side note, I would like to wish everyone in the Louisiana area the best of luck with hurricane Katrina. You will be in our prayers and thoughts.

Best of Luck…

Capt. Gil Gutierrez
 
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