With DC III in the shop I still had to get out on the water so with manageable conditions on Sat morning I hooked up the 11' John boat and headed out offshore for some trolling. Put the spread out around 7am and picked up a king right off the bat. Sorted through a few bonita and finally found a nice football blackfin. Sorted through a few more bonita and then had a really got hit. Fish ran off some decent line and made a jump in the distance but only saw the splash. Was hoping for a nice dolphin but turned put to be a big cuda. All action was on a nice blue/green edge around 4-5 miles out (good N current as well). Winds started to pick up around 9am adding to the already sloppy 2-3 so packed in the offshore spread and headed to the flats for some trout action. Just found a few small ones along with a jack and blue runners. Hit the sandbar that afternoon for some relaxation.
Hey Man, I just love it when you go out in the small boats. Remember like yesterday the swordfish coming in Hillsborough. I have fished small boats of various sorts all my life and love it. I've got a pic of my oldest son waking up at sunrise offshore in my 13' foot flat'sboat that is priceless. Good for you. We all love your posts. That's a good lookin' boy you have there. Congrats!!!!!