Picked up some Goggs and broke the inlet (PBI) to a confused sea around 7:45am on Sunday AM. Wind was nearly non-existant, but it was snottier then expected and waves were fairly tight together. Decided to break out the artificials and trolled south between 100-300 ft with a purple/orange yo-zuri, two skirted lures, and a feather way back. Saw a lot of birds working what must have been small tuna/bonies crashing tiny flyers, but no strikes.
Wind picked up and about an hour later decided to bump troll the kite into the wind, starting just south of the dodge wall. Kite was slow until a big king skyrocketed on the long, and finally got it on the second skyrocket attempt. Thought it was nice king, maybe 25-30 lbs, but the fish had some solid runs and did not tire easily. Finally got the fish close to the boat and saw it had some solid weight behind it. On the third pass, brought the rod tip up high to counter the 15' leader, and my Dad sunk the gaff and was able to muscle the fish over the side. Got the fish on the Boga grip and weighed in at a fat 45 lbs back at the dock, my largest king to date.
By the time we boated the fish and re-set drifted to due of PBI, and re-set in about 120'. Get the two kite baits out, and getting ready to rig a third when a nice sail shows up on the short. Drop back, and hook up to a ballistic fish making a solid run straight for the mouth of the inlet. We deliberate pulling in the remaining kite bait to chase, but a bonita grabs the bait before we could. Quickly boat the bonita, and motor down on the sailfish for a quick palm beach release.
All action occurred within about a 1 hour period and a bit of a wet-ride running back into a quartering sea from just south of lost tree.