7 05, 2007

Monday, 4-30-07 7a.m. to 5p.m.

By | May 7th, 2007|Day Trips, Dolphin, Grouper, King, SeaBass, Snapper, Wahoo|0 Comments

Kevins Hoo The weather was perfect, clear and calm and my friend Kevin was in town after 10 years. Well Me, Kevin, and John Headed out. We stopped at the buoy and caught our sardines. Bait was thick and plentiful. We were gonna try a little bottom. I quickly caught a few Sea-bass and a grouper that was just short. I did catch a nice Mangrove Snapper. We managed to catch a few small kings on the surface. Kevin hooked up with a big fish and just couldn’t get the fish up, After few minutes it broke. I also hooked up with a big shark and it whipped my butt.

Well it was time to go drag some baits. We came across a nice weed-line in 150 ft. We lost a nice big Dolphin, I saw it when it hit. That fish hit that bait hard and my line broke. My drag was way too tight, my fault. I know better, always check the drag!! That was a big one too!! Well Kevin hooked up with a Wahoo and we put it in the boat, he was stoked. That was Kevin’s first hoo. We headed back to do some more bottom fishing but had no luck. The day was full of action we caught a lot of fish just only a few worth keeping. Thanks Kevin and John.

5 05, 2007

Saturday, 4-28-07 7a.m. to 6p.m.

By | May 5th, 2007|Day Trips, Dolphin, Grouper, SeaBass, Snapper|1 Comment

112 Mike S., Tara, and Blaze..Mike is a good friend that lives in Vail,Colorado.This year he brought his girlfriend, Tara. Mike comes to visit once a year when ski season is over for the mountain. Blaze is a dock-master at Capt. Hiram’s. The weather was perfect and we were headed off-shore. We stopped and got our Sardines, The bait was thick we were in and out. Then it was time to go drop some baits.

The fishing on the bottom was slow, so we headed out to troll. Well That was slow too. I decided to go back in and try some more bottom. Running in we stopped at 125 ft. and put out some live baits. Blaze quickly hooked up with a 8lb. Dolphin. We managed to catch 3 more small ones. We eventually made it back to drop on the bottom. The action was steady we caught several Sea-Bass and some small Snapper. Then Mike hooked up with the fish of the day. Mike had his hands full, it was quite the sight to see him fighting that fish. Well after some hard tug of war Mike eventually won. The fish was a big Gray-Grouper, 30lb. Well needless to say Mike saved the day. That was a memorable moment, after some high-fives, hugs and some hooting we headed home. Thanks Mike and Tara for coming fishing, Mike just think, you almost didn’t come that day!!! Well Thanks again buddy!!!! Check out the pic.!!!!!

28 04, 2007

Wednesday, 4-18-07 7a.m. to 5p.m.

By | April 28th, 2007|Day Trips, Dolphin, SeaBass|0 Comments

Dolphin The weather was calm , nice enough for me and a Mr. Jon A. to head offshore. We headed straight to the bait spot. With a 4-5 dozen sardines we headed to do a few bottom drops. Just a few sea bass and a 15lb dolphin that hit on the drop, I was
dropping to the bottom when I see the fish jump right behind the boat, I realized then that was my fish. We decided to head out and troll. We found a nice rip in 180 ft. We quickly had a double knock down. The fishing was on, with a few more dolphin trolling,I switched us over to live baits, and lets just say we ended up with 13 dolphin.(6 over 15lbs. biggest a 22lb. bull on spinning tackle) The others were smaller but still decent fish.

13 04, 2007

Thursday 4-12-07 7am to 7pm

By | April 13th, 2007|Cobia, Day Trips, Dolphin, King, SeaBass, Snapper|0 Comments

Capt Hirams Resort Me, Matson and Johnny Atwater. The weather was perfect,its been calm for a few days.My boat was getting serviced yesterday(another perfect day). We headed out to troll for some dolphin we caught 2,10 and 15. Jon lost a nice fish that hit the downrigger, we saw it ,it jumped few times ..(20 or so…) well after that we were on a beautiful rip and weed line but nothing..We decided to head to bethel to get bait!! sardines were there! Capt. Bill Stewart from the Rogue Wave charter boat informed us of a Mangrove Snapper bite!! Thanks Bill!!! well we ended up with 6 nice mangroves.. a short cobia,a couple of chickens,,wish we would could of got the couple that we missed..but what alot of fun..Oh yeah i almost forgot the 40 + lb. king, I hooked it up on my calcutta 400s(15lb test) ,man that was fun..Smoke fish its on its way..it was a full day

..alot of action..That was a definite