Little extra effort pays off with big sail for Travis
Today we had Dwayne, Barbra, and Travis from Houston Texas and Alan from Richmond Virginia.
We picked up a dozen live goggle eyes (live baits) from the bait boat and went right out to 180 feet of water and set out both kites with two live baits in each kite. Ok the trap was set and now all we needed was for some big hungry fish to come along.
We waited and waited and waited no bites (RATS). I had heard of a couple of sailfish being caught but it seemed everything I had heard of on the VHF radio was in a lot shallower water.
So I let the wind push us into about 100 feet of water and just let the current continued to slide us up to the north. Soon enough we were drifting pass a ship that has been anchored up here for about a week now. Just as our baits were drifting past the bow of this ship up popped this sailfish and we were Hooked Up.
Ok so we had Dwayne in the chair and this sailfish jumping all over the place right next to the ship. We had to somehow get this fish away from the ship before we get cut off. But the more I tried to drag him away the more line we were losing. Then the line went slack and the fish was gone. (@$&#^&*$^&%&*)
Ok time to get the baits back out there! This time the wait was not quite so long and before we knew it here comes another sail and once again we were Hooked Up. This time Travis jumped in the chair and the fight was on.
It was a good 20 min till finally Travis had his sailfish next to the boat.
Way to go Travis
Guy’s thanks again for fishing with us aboard the Hooked Up.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344
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