It was the one low wind morning after a week of wind. To get more fishing time, I opted to fish further South than normally. High winds were in the forecast for that afternoon, and off Boynton they occurred about 3 hours earlier. I Launched in darkness around 6am in search of bait. Bait fishing was slow, an area that had previously been teaming with bait was dead. Headed out to various spots in search of bait and fish and metered primarily barren structures. Finally around 1030am found an area to catch bait. After putting a few bait in the well, began trolling for larger game. First bait out produce the taxman.
After the taxes were paid, I went 2 for 4 on hookups with big jacks. The two that I lost left about 20ft of frayed line on the end of my reel.
I vertical jigged throughout the morning and afternoon for only a handful of small Little Tunny and big Blue Runners. One of my trolled baits was hooked up from above.
As afternoon started getting windier, I it was time to head in. On one of my final passes through the fishy zone,a nice King Mackerel skyrocketed on my surface bait.
After that it was a long slow peddle against the NW wind to get back to the beach. All catches were released except the king mackerel that went to a friend’s smoker.
Keep at it brother, You going tomorrow/Thursday? Wind is laying down again for a brief window.
Thanks Chris. It was a slow day for bait. On a good day the bait well is full before the sun rises. On that trip, I caught 1 gog before sunrise, and did not have sufficient bait for fishing until 1030am. I am planning to go out tomorrow, maybe I'll see you out there -- good luck !
13' Native Slayer Propel
A bonita strip.
Would have done the same.