Bimini Weekend 3-30 to 4-1

sam50sam50 Posts: 499 Officer
Had the pleasure of mating aboard the Palm Express this weekend, as we traveled to Bimini Big Game Club. Plan was to put some out of state clientele on some fish and pack some away for them to fly home. Friday's crossing was smooth and we got settled in quick, so we could head out to deep drop for some dinner.
We ended up boating a good bit of yellow eye and one queen so everyone was happy, but it had been a long day so we headed to the barn for a fresh snapper dinner and some good sleep. The next morning we left early and made a small run to the south as we only had 2 hrs of the outgoing left, out went the wire lines and trolling leads and not too long into it we get a good strike and the reel is screaming. The battle is lost by the angler.......1 for the Hoooos. We reset and 20 minutes later get banged again, this time the fish is dragged thru the transom door and welcomed aboard!
The tide ended so we switched gears and put out a spread of big ballyhoo and some strip baits behind islanders. Out in 900 feet of water the long line(strip bait) gets absolutely freight-trained and is dumping the 30w international quickly, we get the angler into the harness and clear the spread, and realize the Man-in-the-Blue-Suit decided to make an appearance!! The fight lasted a while, but eventually the mono leader gave up, as we were not "equipped" for Marlin. Things slowed down and the group decided to head in for lunch. We took a stroll south on the streets and ended up at Fabian's Conch shack and had some great eats with a few cold Kalik Golds. Afternoon fishing trip was to deep drop again, but a lack of current spoiled that plan, as the yellow eyes are very finicky, only 2 boated. We found some good looking weeds and then Mr. Frigate showed us the way. We nailed some nice phins late in the day to top it all off.
The ride home was a little bumpy due to the west wind at first, but didn't stop us from finding another frigate 30 miles off, and landing another big phin!!
Great trip all together and I can say the big phins are around!!
Grateful to have these opportunities, safe trip, and good friends! Get tight!


  • isla21isla21 Posts: 2,115 Officer
    Sounds like an awesome time. Thanks for sharing. I cant wait to make my first trip on my own boat this year.
  • roweryborowerybo Posts: 2,091 Officer
  • GT FishGT Fish Posts: 9,448 Officer
    Always a good time in the islands..Nice trip!
  • LethalJaredLethalJared Posts: 26 Greenhorn
    You're definitely better at fishing then posting pictures. :rotflmao What's up with you noobs?

    Looks like you guys had a great trip though.

    Speak to you later bro.

  • VindawgVindawg Posts: 801 Officer
    I really need to make my first trip across this year...

    Sounds like you guys had a blast, thanks for the report.
  • Plane Fish nPlane Fish n Posts: 6,428 Admiral

    Great report and awesome pictures.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Go MongoGo Mongo Posts: 2,105 Captain
    Good work. Wondered where all the fish were!
    “Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
  • e-moneye-money Posts: 4,257 Officer
    Nice work Team Reel Service!
    USCG Freelance Licensed Captain
    20 years experience Offshore & Bahamas ( Sailfish, Dolphin, Wahoo, Swordfish & Bottom Fish.)
    (I teach people how to be more effective AND catch MORE and BIGGER fish on their own boats!)
  • LET'S GOLET'S GO Posts: 2,040 Captain
    The water over there sure is blue! Nice trip and fish.

    baf44a4e-6651-4a38-8a03-7b1c3b6bd22b_zpse5ca0565.jpg L.G. LIFE IS GOOD ON THE "LET'S GO!"
  • dpdashdpdash Posts: 5,345 Admiral
    pass that boat all the time, sounds like a great trip!
  • PaulBoatPaulBoat Posts: 4,389 Officer
    nice report - looking forward to heading back out there...
  • sam50sam50 Posts: 499 Officer
    Sorry about the pics, it won't allow me to save them after rotating them. I'll try to fix em ��
  • sam50sam50 Posts: 499 Officer
    You're definitely better at fishing then posting pictures. :rotflmao What's up with you noobs?

    Looks like you guys had a great trip though.

    Speak to you later bro.

    Hey Jared......go fly a kite. Lol
  • sam50sam50 Posts: 499 Officer
    pictures fixed
  • FS BlairFS Blair Posts: 1,696 Admin
    Nice report, sounds like a great trip. How were things at Bimini Big Game?
  • Capitan PescadoCapitan Pescado Posts: 13 Greenhorn
    Looks like a great trip. We're getting our boat ready for our first Bimini trip of the season.

    Thanks for sharing.
  • snookyjsnookyj Posts: 1,687 Officer
    Nice trip...anytime in the islands is good if ya ask me!!!!
  • Lucky LimeyLucky Limey Posts: 62 Deckhand
    sam50 wrote: »
    Hey Jared......go fly a kite. Lol
    nice reply sam:rotflmao
  • Bottom LinesBottom Lines Posts: 1,101 Officer
    Cytranic wrote: »
    We brought them 2 yellow eye and a queen filet last time, and they gave us back fish that was twice as thick as our biggest fish caught. Tasted like dolphin.

    LOL.... I would have read them the riot act... Laughing my azzz off the whole time...

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