03/27/09 fishing report
Well you could call this the tale of two trips. This morning we headed out in not so great conditions. We had a father and son and three of the sons friends, all of the around 15 years old or so. We got out to the fishing grounds and set up for kite fishing. We waited about half an hour before a sailfish ate one of the baits. We fought the fish for about 30-40 minutes before getting it boatside for pictures and a release. We reset the baits and waited about another hour or so when another sailfish ate a bait. This fish fought for about 15 minutes before coming to the boat for pictures and the release. Again we put the baits out and waited. 20 minutes later a large barracuda eats a bait. We fought it for 5 minutes or so but when we got it close it cut through the leader. Then there was the afternoon trip. The seas had calmed down considerably and we were hopeful for another good trip. We kite fished for three hours without a bite. We tried fishing around one of the artificial reefs with no luck. There is no happy ending to this one. We came back skunked. That happens sometimes I guess.