Well eventually the good Blue Fish bite was destined to end, today was that day. For the last month it has been really consistent but today the well was empty. Only one very skinny Bluefish and a few Jacks were landed. Fortunately I had brought some frozen bait as a backup. We headed into the ocean just as the wind switched and picked up. The ocean got bumpy really quickly and we only had a small window to catch a few fish in. The sharks were ready to bite and Barry had one on within a minute of us stopping. It was a non jumper and a bottom hugger. Barry really had to work the fish to get him in. Next was Joan’s turn, her first shark. Her shark was a real jumper and put on a good display wearing itself out in the process and shortening the overall time to land the fish. Joan did awesome in hooking, fighting and landing her first shark all on her own. After these two fish the wind was telling us to leave so we headed in before we overstayed our welcome.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Tonight was Snook fishing on fly night with Corey. The night started really slow on the catching side of things. We began seeing Snook right away but they were just not wanting to eat the fly, they were super fussy and just not cooperating. After moving about a bunch we finally found the concentration of fish that were ready to eat and Corey went to town on them. At the end of the night he had landed about 12 or so Snook all on fly. We didn’t take many pictures, just this one.
Posted by Capt. Quintin Hall at 8:26 PM
Today was Mika, Jaana & Sherry’s turn to get in on the fish action. Like previous days we started off catching Bluefish and Jacks for shark bait. Bluefish were cooperating nicely with Mike & Janna both getting good numbers of decent size Bluefish. As soon as we got out into the ocean the sharks were frisky and ready to eat. Mika, Janna & Sherry each landed two sharks and decided they had had enough exercise for the day. The fish were all fired up so I got to break out the fly rod on them. They were coming in really charged up and cooperating, I ended up with 4 landed. Another awesome shark fishing day. The sharks were late showing up this year but they are here now and pretty fired up.
Posted by Capt. Quintin Hall at 8:22 PM
Today it was Franklin & Doug on board to harass the local fish population. The Bluefish and Jacks were cooperating nicely first thing in the morning with both gentlemen catching good numbers. Next it was time to head out for the Spinner Sharks. The ocean was pretty nice and the sharks were ready to bite. It wasn’t long before the first sharks was on and jumping. Franklin & Doug had a ball pulling on these jumping sharks for the rest of the day. After landing 4 sharks each it was time to call it a day and go home to recover.
Posted by Capt. Quintin Hall at 8:11 PM
Simon joined me for the day for some fly fishing. We started off the day pretty good with a Snook. After that we headed to a spot to see if we could get the Bluefish and Jacks to cooperate. A few were caught but not on fly, could not locate a big enough concentration to get them going on fly. Next we headed into the ocean to see if anything wanted to play out there. A few Blue Runners was about it on the sinking line. Simon did manage to get two Blue Spotted Cornet fish, somewhat of a rare catch. We tried for sharks on fly, they were around but just weren’t getting fired up enough for the fly. Not that much of a spectacular day of catching but good weather and good company still made it a great day’s fishing.
Posted by Capt. Quintin Hall at 8:03 PM