Today we were in search of good eating fish and as much action as possible. So we loaded up Larry from South Carolina, Wayne from Tampa Florida, Craig from Houston Texas and Wilbur from Ohio a cooler full of beer and we were all set all we needed now was just a little luck.
As it turned out we had plenty of luck on our side.
We started out trolling the reef catching plenty of king fish and bonitos. As we got to a ship wreck off the coast of Holly Wood Florida we brought in all the trolling gear and sent down a live bait right down on the wreck and BAM the rod bent over and we were Hooked Up.
Wayne jumped in the chair and the fight was on. At first we did not know if Wayne had a fish on or if a fish had Wayne on. (LOL) this fish had no intentions of being caught but after a good 15 min of back and forth fight Wayne finally got this 40 to 45 pound greater amber jack to the boat.
Way to go Wayne and FYI we never did see to much more of Wayne after this fight he seemed to spend the rest of the trip relaxing on the couch in the AC.
After a few laughs and some high fiving we went back to bottom fishing only this time we dropped what we call a chicken rig which is 5 hooks in a row with a lead at the bottom.
We were trying to catch some snappers and that’s just what popped up after our first drop.
We did a few more drops catching snappers and having some laughs.
We ended the trip by going off shore looking for some dolphin fish but sorry to say we never did find any dolphin.
I’m not sure why but this has been the slowest year for dolphin fishing I’ve ever seen. The only silver lining I can think of is that maybe next year will be twice as good.
Guys thanks again for fishing with us aboard the Hooked up and hope you guys enjoyed your fish fry.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free (877) SEA-4344