Sunday, June 21, 2009

Junior anglers 6/11/09

Another good day of fishing, 10 minutes out of the harbor we already had 11 year old Austin Hoagland hooked up to his first marlin! We successfully released an estimated 80 pound striped marlin, starting the morning off with a bang. With some of the pressure of my shoulder as captain I knew I had two more fish to catch for younger brother Tristen (8yrs), and don't forget Dad who really wants a marlin too! Luckily, Mom was a happy camper just watching the boys have fun. An hour later we caught a barracuda for Tristen, which some what got him of the hook leaving me able to focus on Dads marlin. With the tide lowering most of the morning we predicted if we had any action it was going to be after the tide started rising around 11:00 a.m. The marlin had the same mind set, almost on the hour we had our first marlin hooked. After a aerial display the feisty little blue shook off the hook. That fish set the bite on for us, we went zero for four blue marlin bites leaving Josh and I pulling our hair out, not being able to get a hook in one. Mr. Hoagland was very understanding, and appreciated the experience of the hunt. We gave him some extra time trying for one more in hopes to not lose the next one. That extra time bought his youngest another chance at a real trophy pelagic. Young Tristen reeled in a Ono bigger then himself that made the smile on his face priceless.

Mr. Hoagland is already planning his trip back for another shot at his big blue.

Aloha, Capt. Teddy Hoogs

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