Set off at dawn with sea searcher and a couple of my neighbors. Hit a channel marker and sabikied up some sardines and what I initially thought were blue runners. Not blue runners. That had some yellow on them and some prickly fins. They got the job done, though.
Headed out to the Mexican Pride wreck. This was one of the first offshore numbers I got when I moved here but never fished it. Loaded with barracuda. We hooked a few jacks and some things that were too big for our tackle. Lost a few to the cudas.
Roger got this rainbow runner. I've never seen one before. Pretty fish.
We got tired of this so we went exploring. Checked out several numbers in the area that I had never fished. Got a decent show at one spot so we stopped. Picked up a couple mangs and some ARS. Nothing great. We saw a little activity and some birds about 1/4 mile away. Then the flat line went off. TUNA!!!
We decided to make a short run to the pipe to finish the day. Immediately got into some decent mangos. I looked back to see the flat line bait running for its life. Rod bent over and I started reeling it in. I saw pretty quickly it was a mang with another one following it (I thought). We got it in the net but noticed the other one appeared to be hooked too so I handlined it in.
Turned out one of them had the hook in its mouth but the other one had somehow gotten the braid tangled up in its mouth. 2 for the price of one!!
The bite slowed down but Roger proceeded to school us on the art of snapper fishing. He just kept catching them while we sucked. He got a very large ARS and this nice mango.
All in all a fun day.