William Donough enlisted the Explorer on February 7 and Captain David set the super panga right in front of a swollen school of Sailfish.
These monsters came in hot and heavy all afternoon; as soon as Mate Kevin turned one loose another big one came flying through the spread.
The baits were definitely looking tasty, as this frigate bird couldn’t resist a rigged ballyhoo.
We do occasionally get a bird snagged in the lines, but we make sure they are safely released just like the billfish.
By then end of the half-day trip the Explorer had notched five safe Sailfish releases…excellent day by Captain David!