Decided to take a sick day. I was feeling pretty bad because the ocean was flat calm, I had to see it to believe it. My neighbor happened to be off as well and he was at the beach Tuesday evening and said the water was clear and calm. Headed out Jupiter inlet around 6 am in search of goggle eyes. We loaded up on Sunday but today was a different story. Only got around dozen mixed gogs and runnners. Decided to high speed down to Singer Island. No luck. Set up drift in around 125ft and drifted in to 100ft. No action. Next we set up in 150ft with live baits on the freeline and a few down as well. Now we are drifting out. At around 200ft off Juno we get a real mild hit on the goggle eye on the flatline. Gets hit again but really didn't eat it, or so I thought. Decide to check the bait only to realize we have a sail on the line! He goes bananas and puts on a good show. Of course, I don't have the camera ready.... We get him to the boat and release.
Decide to troll east for a bit while searching. Nothing out there. A few small weeds here and there. Some slicks, but nothing producing. Then we decide to run and gun. Go about 15 miles offshore, nothing so we decide to troll in for a bit. Nothing. Pick up and decided to do another live bait drift. Set up off Juno in 150ft and I get taken by a bull shark on a goggle eye on the bottom. That darn shark worked me! I was using wire in hopes of a king or wahoo but that is the chance you take I guess... Ending up being almost 6 feet long.
Decided to troll for one last time. At around 2pm in 240ft off Jupiter we get a knockdown on the short line. Finally A WAHOO. At first we thought it might be a BOBO (bonito), but saw the stripes while pulling in the leader. Thinking it was a BOBO we weren't ready. We had other lines still out, the fish runs toward the motors the gaff isn't in reach, so my buddy makes a management decision and tries to flip him in the boat. UNBELIEVABLE IT WORKED. Otherwise probably would have lost him in the engines. Need to be more prepared next time. Not a huge wahoo but definitely not a weehoo either.
Great day on the water!