Pompano Beach 10/29/15
Launched at 630am off 12th st, it was eeire launching in the foggy mist -- about 100ft of visibily in the dark. Bait was abundant, but a little finicky. After filling up with runners, Started fishing at 730am and there was no current, rain, but thankfully little wind and frequent schools of baby bonitas breaking the water feeding. Fish bit good on runners for about 2-1/2 hours. During the bite caught a sail, nice king and lost 3 fish -- Suspect 2 were sharks and the other an AJ( reeled back 15ft of chaffed line from a wreck). Jig fishing was slow in the morning but got good in the late afternoon when a weak Nth current started. After the morning bite, dragged bait around all day without any other strikes. Final tally for a full day on the water, 1 sailfish(4th one this month off pompano), 2 kingfish, 2 Blackfin, 2 small amico, and 4 Jumbo Bonita. Somebody stole a bonita out of my fish bag next to my car when I went back to the beach to get my kayak. I would have given it to them if they had asked. Thankfully just a fish, but I mention it to remind fellow kayakers to keep your guard up. The sailfish did not fight too hard -- based on his beat up sail, looks like he has been caught more than once. Some of the biggest bonita I have caught in awhile, bonita generally don't strike the jig as hard as blackfin, so even though this one fought hard, I had a good idea what it was before I brought it up. Got this king on bait, was bit off twice and caught a smaller king on the jig. I was happy to get a dink blackfin earlier, but this one made the day.