January 4, 2015

Jon Calderaro and his friends signed up for an afternoon half day with Captain William and they got a ton of fishing crammed into their 5 hour trip.

The ladies led off with a pair of nice Sailfish releases plus they snagged this little Bonita:

The boys answered the girls’ challenge with a Double Sailfish release:

Notice how the angler on the port side is still fighting his fish during the photo and release. Handling multiple fish and multiple fights simultaneously is what really separates First Mate Alex as a master of billfishing.

When you get such good action late in the day, it is tempting to squeeze all you can out of the daylight, and when you have a full moon rising you can push it even further.