(Way) Out of Town Report
Anyhow - a friend of mine had a notable day last weekend that's just too good not to share:
He made a long run SE to the Canyons offshore of VA for a 36-hr overnighter. Managed to find 2 Blue Marlin (1 est. at 500, but didn't land either), 2 White Marlin (whiffed a third bite), brought home a 72" Mako, and a smorgasbord of deep-drop fare (including 30 tiles). No tuna bites, which is totally weird.
Bummer on the angler success and the YFTs, but seeing that kind of billfish action out of OCMD in is way unheard of this early. Granted, they were ~120 mi SSE, but still exciting. We fish Gulf Stream eddies up there, and he found a 66-71 degree temp break with all the life you could imagine.
Wander out into the big wide ocean on a whim, and see what you find. A really cool fish story - makes me nostalgic for days gone by...
The fishery in May up there is usually limited to mako fishing till early June. If you didn't know - the Town of OCMD puts up a $10,000 prize for the first White Marlin of the year within 100NM of home. I watched one swim away on June 3rd one year