Lady Pamela 2 Fishing Report Oct 15, 2011
October 15, 2011
This morning was a cool morning as I took my cousin Candace, and her boyfriend Vince out on a shared charter with George, from Washington, D.C. The pressure was on, because Vince had never caught a sailfish, and it was his dream to catch one. Plus, my other cousin Steve had told Vince that if he didn’t catch a fish with David that he (Vince) was bad luck! We bought a half dozen goggleyes on the way out of the inlet with a plan to go right to kite fishing. The seas were running 5-6 feet, and the wind was blowing 20-25 knots out of the northeast. I wanted to run north and get in front of all the other charter boats. That way, if the fish were tailing down sea, I would be the first boat in line for a bite. We were on the way up north, in 130 feet of water, with about a mile to my start point, when I heard on the radio that a boat in front of me had just missed a sailfish. I stopped the boat short, and popped the kites up fast, right in line with the boat that had missed the sailfish. Ten minutes later I told mate Paul, here he comes on the left short line! Sure enough, Paul fed the bait to the sailfish, set the hook, and it started jumping all over the ocean. Vince jumped into the fighting chair, and after a 25 minute battle we got the leader and Vince’s dream had come true. Sorry Steve, no bad luck for Vince! Then, no sooner had we put the kites back up that we hooked a double-header of blackfin tuna. Candace caught one and George caught the other one, each about 12 lbs. There was fishing success had by all, so with the choppy seas building, everyone agreed to head to the dock an hour early. That was a treat for Paul and I, as we were able to get a rare lunch in between trips!
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