With all the wahoo reports and our run in with King Kong last weekend, the crew wanted to target wahoo this morning instead of swordfish. The lures were rigged, the rods were readied, and the plan was made. Hit the inlet at 6:00 a.m. and headed north. Ten minutes into the troll our long gets smoked. Three crew members cranked in the inside three rods as the angler started to winch in the fish. Ten minutes later the hoo pooped up on the surface dragging behind the boat. The trolling weight hit the rod tip and Jordan began to hand line the shock leader. Joe manned the gaff and hit the fish perfectly behind the gills. On to the deck he slammed. Not the biggest fish in the sea, but mission accomplished nonetheless. High fives and cold beers were passed amongst the crew.
Back to the troll. An long hour later we hooked a double on the long (again) and the short. The long took a great run off while the short just pulled a few feet at a time (obviously a small fish). Despite our best efforts, both fish came unbuttoned during big head shakes. We pulled until 8:00 and decided to call it a (good) day and headed for the barn for a day of cleaning and maintenance. Can't wait for those fresh wahoo steaks to hit the grill this evening.