04/20/09 fishing report
We picked up three people on a shared charter this afternoon. The boats that went out in the morning brought back some kingfish and mahis so we were looking forward to catching some fish. We began the trip trolling. We missed a few small mahis and a couple of kingfish bites. After an hour of no fish we decided to try shark fishing. We set up our spread of baits and had some more small mahis try to eat our live baits, but they were not big enough to swallow them. Just about the time we were going to give up on the sharks, the bottom rod bent over. We fought the fish for an hour before getting it to the boat, it was a hammerhead shark. We pulled the fish up got a measurement, took pictures, removed the hooks, tagged and released the shark. By the time we finished with the shark it was time to go back.