On July 10 Captain William headed offshore to Sailfish City and nabbed four lovely releases.
It’s great to see that the Sailfish have returned in numbers and that they are hungry!
They finished off the day with this juvenile Sailfish release. We’ll see this little fella again in about a year when he is all grown up.
John Bottko enlisted the Discoverer for a full day on Christmas and brought the kids along for the trip to the meat market.
The battleship delivered four big tasty Dorados, then followed up with these small Wahoos, also called Wee-hoos:
Great work by Captain Carlos!
Captain Fico never lets clients leave empty-handed…the action was slow on May 14 but the Adventurer still scored some small Dorados.
They may not look like much in these pictures, but trust me they look fine once grilled and drizzled with butter, garlic, and lime!
Sergio’s group of Tampa anglers have found excellent action on the inshore reefs outside Garza Bay. On June 8 the Wanderer scored this excellent specimen of Rooster Fish:
We released this beauty as usual, but this group didn’t leave empty-handed. They got this monster Pinfish, and also released a small Dorado…c’mon back when you’re 50lbs. buddy!
The Discoverer took over two years to rebuild and refit, but it only took Matty twenty minutes to nab his first billfish on the new battleship.
Bridget also got in on the action with the smallest Sailfish release on record…think about the skills exhibited by Captain David on the pitch bait to force-feed a rigged ballyhoo down this tiny gullet.
All smiles on the big battleship Discoverer for Matt and Bridget!
The Adventurer continues to amaze as Mate Fico has really applied himself to maintain the high standards set on the 23-foot pocket knife.
Check out this big Wahoo, estimated at 35+lbs.:
That was the highlight of a trip that also included small Tunas and Dorados…a nice way to round out the shopping cart.
The Adventurer scored four small Dorados on a brief 2.5 hour trip on May 8.
Clearly we’ve caught bigger Mahi before, but the pile of filets look the same from a 40lbs. as from these four 10lbs. fish.
Doc Hatton and the posse are back on the Wanderer and were welcomed with improved weather and a gaggle of hungry fish.
The battleground was less than a mile from Garza point and the Wanderer defended her home turf by building up a classic feeding frenzy. The first catch was a juvinile Yellowtail Snapper, followed up by a medium-sized Nurse Shark.
An inauspicious start indeed, however this is the first phase of stirring up a bottom fish bite. Sure enough the action coaxed some big fish up from their seafloor hiding spots.
This Broomtail Grouper is a real monster! Right behind it was another nice-sized bottom dweller:
The bite stayed strong and a group of Jack Crevelle swung by to investigate the fishy waters.
The final jewel in the Wanderer‘s bottom fishing crown was this nice Rooster fish.
We release this species, but with the massive Snapper and Grouper catches from earlier it is safe to say that Doc Hatton and his group will be well-stocked with filets this week.