The rough sea conditions made it tough to get out all week. For the boats that braved the elements we were all rewarded.
Pictured here is the Tom Burnett party fishing aboard the “Lisa B” a few days back showing a nice catch of mahi-mahi. With all of the rough sea conditions and northeast wind, we did not have to go far to find the fish. Most of this catch was inside of 200 feet of water. This fishing trend should last a few days and the sea conditions should improve for the holiday weekend. These fish were caught throughout the morning trolling at around nine knots. A mixture of rigged ballyhoo and bonito strips covered with a sea witch proved to be adequate bait for these schooly dolphin. We did have one wahoo bite at around 7:30am but missed him. Captain Norm on the Rebound caught a nice wahoo and the Native Son caught both sailfish and mahi-mahi. We are definitely experiencing a change of season here off our coast as we see the increase in sailfish catches. Last year was a relatively slow year for sails so we are hoping for a big season.
We would like to wish everybody a happy and safe Thanksgiving!