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Offshore Mayport 5/30 Kings, Cobias, and 1st Sailfish

Sea-SquatchSea-Squatch Posts: 2,117 Captain
We got an early start Sunday morning, and planned on making it out to Elton. We caught our pogies quickly at the poles, and started out to Elton. It wasn't long before we knew Elton wasn't going to happen for us. The north wind, and a super unorganized ocean had us running pretty slow. It was also a super wet ride too. We stopped at MR, and bottom fished. The snaps and sharks ran us out of there. We decided to troll to RL, and it didn't take long for us to hook a small sail.

Here's my 13yr old w/ his 1st ever sailfish.

It was a quick pic, and then released. High 5's, and then some more trolling. We never had another strike all the way to RL. We did put a small king on ice from the flat line. It started laying down so we slowly made our way to AH. We caught a couple of stringer fish, and a little bit better king. The ocean got better, so we ran out to TW. At TW we got into a decent bite of stringer fish, caught a nice king, and a couple of cobia (1 keeper).  It was a fun day, and we managed to scrap up a good box of fish.

Here's our pic back at the cleaning table.

...and if you're bored, watch our video from the trip.


  • cftsmokecftsmoke Posts: 378 Deckhand
    Congrats, I went out yesterday and made the same assessment - confused waves with a few larger sets thrown in to keep you on your toes and closer to shore.  I ended up at MR and the tug but couldn't keep the ARS off me long enough to find much else.  I did have two nice cobia swim up but they unfortunately had lockjaw no matter what i threw at them.  Guess I should've trolled.  Since I had a decent honey-do list waiting, I headed in by 1130 and almost ran over an 8' hammerhead cruising the surface.  Good times.
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  • plumber1969plumber1969 Posts: 387 Deckhand
    Great job. We fished out of Vilano and got pounded. We made it out to 26 miles and it was a VERY confused sea yesterday and we managed a small king, lost another one and a monster Jack that 3 bull sharks wanted more than me. We were back at 12:30. 
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  • JPinPVBJPinPVB Posts: 54 Deckhand
    That’s awesome! Nice job
  • creekgeekcreekgeek Posts: 1,210 Officer
    Very nice. Way to stick with it.
  • RedactionRedaction Posts: 2,044 Captain seeing your reports!
  • BottomBumpinBottomBumpin Posts: 1,965 Captain
    NICE work making it happen in those conditions! congrats!
  • dontezumadontezuma Posts: 342 Deckhand
    That's great work.  We went out Saturday for a dive and same conditions.  I decided to kill the Sunday trip since it looked to be the same.  Man, when will it lay down?  I'm ready for Lake Atlantic!
  • chris321chris321 Posts: 13 Deckhand
    Nice job, jealous of the sail lol.We went out saturday about 60 and caught some a mahi biggest was 20 some. We also hooked something that spooled us which was about 200 yard which we think may have been a decent yft. Couldn’t bottomfish at all current was crazy. 10 oz weight just flatlined behind the boat.
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