Well finally we got the cold front we needed to get the sail fish moving down.
Today we had David and his son David along with Debra and Laura all from Michigan.
Truth being told David the son had given me a call looking for one of those $35 dollar per person over crowded drift boats. I had told him that the cheapest price was not always your best bang for the buck and I sort of talked him into fishing with us aboard a sport fishing boat without a bunch of others fishing right next to him and bettering his odds of catching fish.
As everyone showed up I pulled them all aside and told them how I had talked David into chartering a sport fish boat instead of a drift boat and I also had to let them know that the last few days fishing was a bit on the slow side but assured them that I was going to do everything I could to catch them fish.
As we headed out and motoring to the south J.J. was up on the fly bridge with me talking about what we could do to better our odds of catching. At the same time we were listening to all the other captains talking on the radio saying fishing was slow and it seemed nothing was biting.
J.J. and I were looking at the sea conditionings with a hard north current and nice 4 foot swells coming out of the north and a cool 55 degrees we thought things could not have looked any better for sail fishing!!
Let me take a moment to say when we are kite fishing I drive the boat standing backwards looking at the kite baits at all times. J.J. suggested that since conditionings looked so good that today I might want to keep an eye forward looking for sail fish tailing down see and he would keep his eyes on the kite baits!
Just as the words came out of his mouth he yelled out look there a sail tailing right now!!! I looked but just could not seem to spot him so I yelled out as I was darting down the stairs put us on him I’ll toss a bait to him.
Sure enough J.J. put us just down sea from the sail and I got the bait right in front of him BUT he was hauling butt and just kept going.
Ok at least we knew we were in the right area now and out went the baits.
Once all 4 baits were set in the kites I kept looking forward and sure enough I seen 2 sails tailing down sea. I yelled down to J.J. here they come as he casted a live bait in front of them but once again they were moving fast and just kept going to the south. But wait they had to get by our kite baits and just like that we had 2 sails fighting over one of our baits. Then just like that they swim off (RATS).
Than all of a sudden one had gotten by us but still had to go by our kite baits and BAM we were Hooked Up.
Not only were we Hooked Up but also this was a monster sailfish. David jumped in the chair and the battle was on. After a good 20 min back and forth tug a war David finally got his 93-inch sailfish to the boat.
Both David’s looked up at me and said YEP this beats the heck out of a crowded drift boat and needless to say I was feeling good at this point!!
Once we got the baits set back out there BAM another sailfish no I mean 2 more sails and now we were fighting a double header.
25 min later we got these 2 next to the boat. We got a couple more pictures of these sails and watched them both swim away in good shape.
In total we seen 11 sailfish tailing and caught the 3 we got to bite.
David, David, Laura and Debra thanks for a very exciting fishing trip and remember the cheapest price is not always the best deal1 (LOL)