Sunday, October 11, 2009

Andrew Mcloed 7/29/09

Another great day, fishing is really hot at the moment. Andrew went solo for his last day while the rest of the family choose to play some golf and relax. We left around 6:00 a.m. making our way to the North where we had good action yesterday. Fishing was still pretty hot but once again we were unlucky with our hook ups. We lost about 8 blues by 12:00 p.m. but we weren't giving up. We hooked a Short-nose spearfish, Andrew's first, the short-nose is one of the rarest billfish in the world so he was pretty stoked to get one under his belt.
After the Short-nose I decided to take a look at Otec buoy again this afternoon. Making our first pass with lures we hooked and released a small blue, getting our confidence back up that we still can hook em.
Otec looked pretty good, good enough to make me want to try live baiting to see if anymore marlin were there. Josh rigged a nice 2 pound skip jack and we towed it around up current of the buoy. I started seeing lots of marks on the recorder that looked like big yellow fin tuna and shortly after the bait went off! Andrew angled a nice 130 pound Ahi, and we quickly tried for another bait. We then proceeded to catch three more in the next hour before we ran out of ice and space. The biggest one weighed in at 182 pounds. We also caught a Mahi Mahi around the buoy to round off the day with a mixed bag of trophy fish.

The rest of the gang met us when we got in to see the good catch, all of them wished they went fishing instead of golfing. But they plan on coming back soon to play some more with us!

Aloha, Capt. Teddy Hoogs

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