After the last 12hr trip that caught large AJs over 80lbs, I figured it was time for me to give it a shot myself. Of course 2 weeks can make a huge difference but I figured what the heck!
Loading the boat at 6am
Early bird catches the pinfish! Don't turn your back or one might go missing!
Mr. Chon, eighty years + and still loves to tangle with the big AJs!
It was a long ride out to the fish but we found them. 20-35lbers, but not the monsters we were hoping for. There was lots of mayhem as only amberjacks can create. They stripped line from our reels and created monster 'cluster %*#@s' with anywhere from 3-25 lines at a time. Lots of nice sized AJs came over the rails along with some unexpected guests. 2 nice African pompanos and 5 really nice cobias (one cobia who was the largest fish jackpot winner at 36.3lbs).
The big fish winner. If you can read the numbers on the scale you can see that Capt. Frank's hand is adding about 2.5lbs to the actual weight. He is probably tired after lifting about big 15 fish up to hang on the scale. The hard work that Capts. do sometimes. LOL!