1st place Wahoo BlueWater Babes

This weekend was amazing at the BlueWater Babes Tournament! Everyone at the event worked very hard to make it happen, and it really showed! This tournament means so much to the community, and all of the money raised goes back into local breast cancer research and patients. Big thank you to the Black Family and everyone who made this event happen. This was our first time in the BlueWater Babes Tournament and looking forward to coming back next year!

We left the Bimini Start at 8am out of lake worth inlet. We went south about 2 miles and watched most of all the other boats run north or east. We wanted to get the spread out because we were targeting wahoo. Within 5 min of the spread put out, we got a double header, but lost both instantly. Those first two bites were on weighted split tail mullets. Then we decided to stay because it was fishy! We fished no more further than 4miles south seeing lots of bait activity. We had baby mahi jumping in our spread. At 8:40am we hooked up to a fish on the naked split tail weighted mullet again. Angler Sarah McIlhinney got the fish on, set the drag, and started bringing the fish in. She was reporting some head shakes every minute or so. The fish was brought to the boat quickly and we didn't realize it was a wahoo until it was right next to the boat. Fish was landed (21.6 lbs) and total chaos broke out on the boat! Sarah knew right then and there that she got her 1st wahoo and possibly 1st ladies tournament win. Lost her voice from screaming she was so excited! We shoved the fish in the ice box and went right back to fishing. At about 9:10am we caught a mahi about 1 mile from lake worth inlet, again Sarah brought the fish in and we threw that in the cooler (10lb mahi). We started heading north after landing the 1st mahi. Around 10:30am, about 2miles north of the inlet, Sarah again hooked up to another mahi! It jumped in the air, and was brought to the boat in under 5min. Gaffed that one and threw it in the ice box (13 lbs). Around 11am we hadn't seen any activity so we headed back inside to the event at sailfish marina. We weighed the wahoo at the 1pm scale opening. Sarah did a fantastic job getting the wahoo and mahi across the fishing spread and to the boat as quick as possible. We were also the only boat to weigh in a wahoo at the 7th annual BlueWater babes fish for a cure! Great fish for a great cause!

Captain Joshua Allen
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