Got a bunch of chores done around the house in the morning, then I got to thinking.
Hit the inlet cam on the computer and that settled it...going fish'en
I quickly packed up the boat and headed to the boat ramp. Dropped the boat in at 12:30, 10 minuets later lines in at 150ft and headed east. Scattered weeds at 250 and 480, kept going. At 890 I see a promising rip with weeds up ahead. About 150ft from making my turn to parallel the weed line the port rigger goes off. Line's going off the TLD30 faster than I've ever seen before. Then two big jumps and some gray hounding. Had to turn the boat toward him and try to get some of the almost spooled line back. Mean time I'm trying to clear 3 other lines. With that done I settled in for the chase.
Couldn't tell you how many runs he made on me, seemed endless. Looked at my watch afterwards took an hour and fifty minutes total. Fish was caught on a naked Williamson Sailfish Catcher. Same type I got a white marlin on a few months ago.
Hookup was due east of Boynton. Release was off Palm Beach. Between chasing him and a 4 knot current surprised I didn't end up in Jupiter.
Turned south, reset lines. Not 5 minutes goes by same rod goes off. Big dolphin skying in the distance. Worked him to the boat in 15min only to have him do a couple summersaults and throw the hook. Hookup in 875ft he looked in the 35lb range. Tired, I angled the boat toward the inlet. In 480ft same rod goes off again. This time I get the bull into the boat, and meat for the table. After that packed it in and headed for the barn. Never let it be said you have to get out early to catch fish, you just have to get out.