Hillsboro Inlet 26 June 2016
Launched at 4:30 am in anticipation of catching goggle eye baits. The cloudless sky and 2/3 full moon did not help -- it was so bright out that it seemed like a full moon. Did not catch any gogs , so headed out in search of runners and scratch out enough to fish with by 7am. First 2 baits out were hit in 160ft of water on the slow troll. Medium sized king fish on the downrigger and a large Little Tunny on the surface bait. The King was not happy to board my kayak and nearly bite my leg -- luckily no damage done. After that it slowed down. Slow trolled baits off Hillsboro Inlet until 10am for zilch -- not even a nibble. There was a ton of weeds everywhere making it difficult to drag a bait without having to de-weed it every 10 minutes. I headed out deeper for the afternoon to hopefully jig up some blackfin tuna. Had a run of 3 small blackfin in a row, but otherwise it was Little Tunnys galore ! I had several hits on baits out deep including a nice AJ and a couple bite and cut offs. Sailfish came up on my bait more than once, and if there was not so much weed in the water might have had better luck with them. It was a calm hot day on the water with lots of fish action out deep. By the end of the day I had landed 6 blackfin Tuna(21" and smaller), an Amberjack, King Mackeral, a couple small Almacos and all the hard fighting big Little Tunnys anyone could ever possibly want to catch. All the fish were quickly CPR'd ( catch photo released ) except for the king and 2 of the Little Tunnys.