Friday, May 21, 2010
Ralph Bodin 5/5 & 5/7/10
Repeat client Ralph Bodin joined us this week, this time fishing with his wife. First day was uneventful, but enjoyable none the less.
Second day, the two of them celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary, Ralph really was hoping to get his wife a blue to top it off. Mid morning we picked up a 22# otado, or skipjack tuna. This was a very good size fish for that species, and almost topped the biggest of the year!
Lures went back out and a couple hours later up comes a blue on the stinger. Everyone got to see it as it was back there pushing water after the lure. The fish finally ate it properly and the fight began. Mrs. Bodine hopped in the chair and put her muscles to work. This former marathon finisher made short work of this feisty blue, getting it close rather quickly. The estimated 225 pound blue put on a great show close to the boat and on leader. Ralph got some amazing pictures that we will be posting as soon as I get them.
After a ten minute fight the fish swam away in great shape, high fives and smiles went all around!
Aloha, Capt. Teddy Hoogs