Fishing in Montego Bay on May 8thPosted on: May 10, 2010
May 10th, 2010
On Wednesday, May 5th, my girlfriend and I flew out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Montego Bay, Jamaica for a few days of R & R and some fishing in between. During the flight, we made friends with a Jamaican man in the row ahead of us and he recommended the Marlin Madness out of Montego Bay Yacht Club with Captain Peter Charley. On Saturday, we left our hotel and headed to MBYC for an 8 AM start. We were greeted onto the 37′ Bertram by Jumpy and Teddy, the mates, Captain Peter, and a cooler full of ice cold Red Stripes. As soon as we came out of the channel, a school of Blackfin Tuna’s were jumping off the bow. Seas were flat calm for about the first 25 minutes but picked up shortly after. Once we got a good 10 miles offshore, it was every bit of 6 foot. For the first hour, I swapped stories with Captain Peter as April enjoyed the scenery and the sunshine. After about an hour of trolling, a 30 lb Wahoo ate and April got him in the boat. Shortly after, another Wahoo hit the bait and we were two for two. April reeled in small Mahi just minutes after and then a Rainbow Runner. Our fifth bite of the day was big; we all called it a Blue Marlin. April missed our last bite of the day due to a power nap on the cooler. I reeled in a 30 lb “Mahi Mahi Dolphin fish” as the natives call it. Once we got back to the dock, all the natives and a refreshing pool welcomed us. We called it a day with some jerk conch and homemade Jamaican beef burgers at the bar.
Captain David Ide