Today we had one of our regular customers/friends aboard from New Mexico.
We had Leonard and his wife Sam along with their 3 sons Alex, Manny and Sammy.
Today we started out trolling the reef with 2 planner boards running about 45 feet down along with 3 baits skipping across the surface. Trolling the reef was good today with bonitos coming into the boat pretty much one after another along with a couple of kingfish and with Manny catching a Mahia Mahia.
Ok skunk was well out of the box and now it was time to try for the big one.
In came the trolling gear and out went a couple of live baits along with a shark bait set down on the bottom.
At first it was a waiting game BUT then all of a sudden our deep rod with the shark bait on the other end bent over and line started peeling off the reel. Alex jumped in the chair and the fight was on.
Back and forth Alex would gain a little then lose a little this went on for a good 20 min back and forth till at last Alex had this nice 6 foot shark to the side of the boat.
We slid the shark through the tuna door for a quick measurement and a couple of pictures and right back out the door he went to fight again another day.
To the whole Apodaca Family thanks again for fishing with us aboard the Hooked Up and we’ll see ya again soon.