Ok today was kind of a special trip for our anglers. The other day we had Steve from Boca Raton Florida pulled up and was asking about a fishing trip he wanted to plan for a surprise for his new bride Terry who was turning 39 years old and holding. Steve also thought he would surprise her by bring along her kids Kelly, Sean and Phil.
I’ve got to be honest here the last few days we have had fishing trips but due to the weather being windy and rainy and a full moon to boot fishing just has not been very good so I have not posted any fishing reports. Today Steve really wanted to try to catch Terry a sail fish and truth being told I really thought that the chances of that happening were slim to none.
But all the same we picked up a dozen live baits from the bait boat on our way out and we started running to the south about 5 miles off the coast of Holly Wood Florida.
Once we got to where we were going to fish I noticed the water had a nice green to blue edge and fishing conditions looked pretty good. So we set out both our kites with live baits suspended from them and the wait was on. Our first bite was on the short bait right next to the boat and Terry jumped in the chair. It turned out to be a big bonito. Ok the skunk was out of the box! As we got the baits set right back out there we seen a big splash by our right long kite bait and the line seemed to just start walking off. Captain Greg got Kelly in the chair and as she started reeling it in but then the fish just took off and we were Hooked Up again. This fish turned out to be a monster barracuda 50 inches long.
Way to go Kelly.
Once again we got all the baits set up when all of a sudden here comes this sail fish after our right short bait right behind the boat. Captain Greg just let him swim away with the bait. All of a sudden he came out of the water jumping. We went ahead with the boat the rod bent over line was peeling off the reel and we were Hooked Up with a sail fish. I don’t think I need to say who got in the chair but let’s just say that 39 and holding was fighting a big sail fish at this point. (LOL)
Holly cow we were so excited because first of all fishing had been so slow the last few days and second we actually got Steve what he wanted to hook Terry up with a sail fish. While everyone was hooting and hollering and Terry was fighting her sail fish Captain Greg yelled up to me to look and see if I seen anything next to our left long kite bait? As I looked for it up came anther sail fish jumping all over the place. Now we had two sails on at the same time. Sean jumped in the chair and now the double fight was on.
After a good 15 min we got Terry’s Sail close enough for Greg to get him into the boat for a quick measurement and a couple photos to have a replica trophy made of her B Day sail fish.
After another 5 min we got Sean’s sail next to the boat. We got a few photos of his fish next to the boat and watched him swim away in good shape.
Holly cow what an exciting fishing trip. Once again happy 39th Terry!
Steve thanks again for fishing aboard the Hooked Up.
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