12-26 off Cudjoe - Mahi, Wahoo and Waves

We left the dock about 10 and headed out to the color change just over the reef. Set up in 150 feet and start working our way back in going down sea. It’s pretty bouncy and after about ½ hour Susan says she is feeling queasy. A few seconds later the outrigger pops. A Mahi starts jumping, Susan is up off the bench to clear lines, gets the gaff and we have a nice bull in the box.

I offer to head back in but she says she’s feeling better and let’s keep going. Time goes by, we’ve turned around and are taking the seas on the nose and the rigger pops again. The line starts screaming off the reel and as soon as Susan stands up she feels queasy again. I’m bringing the fish in as fast as I can, Susan’s doing her best to deal with lines and as the fish gets close we see STRIPES! We gaff a really green Wahoo right from the water into the fish box and drop the lid. Phew, that fish was on a 60# mono leader.

The Wahoo wasn't the only thing green but for the second time Susan says she feels better and we can stay out if I want. I hated to leave them biting and might be game but torturing her would definitely not be a good move. We headed back to dry land.

Water temp 75, wind and seas from the SE, pretty sporty with a good color change right off the reef. Fish caught in 105 to 115 feet and today (like so many other days) pink was the color.

Capt. Tom Urban, "urbanRenewal", Cudjoe Key, FL www.LooeKeyReefAdventures.com


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