Christmas Eve Offshore PC
We vent and release our fish sucessfully. He powers down and out of sight. While we release ours, we see 6 guys in a boat catch a bigger ARS, and pass it around for pictures on a Boga and lay it on the deck. This fish was out of the water for 3-5 full minutes. As we start to leave (we try not to catch and then release these fish in 125ft + water and risk killing them) we see this big fish floating behing the anchored boat. We slide over and net this fish, pull it in and vent it. After 2 attempts it rights itself and slowly powers straight down and out of sight. The other guys thanked us and we set up a spread of seawitches and bonita strips and Islanders and ballyhoo and head off to find the new FAD deployed by NOAA.
We troll past and get bit. Matt reels in a 5lb schoolie and we come around for another pass. Pink/white seawitch goes off and a better mahi goes ariel!!
Kp fights this 15lb class cow in and we decide to break out the small spinners and chunks and catch 5 more nice schoolies and then troll SE. Tried for AJ's on the Luis Dubois, nada. Powered up and head to City Services. After 3 or 4 drifts with jigs and a couple of livies we get nothing. Wind starts cranking up from the south so we decide to head for home, 30+ miles away. Weather inside was less windy, but too cloudy to sight fish so we hit 3 buoys, and again, nada.
Good to get out on Christmas Eve with some good buddies again, and got a few fish and had some action. Merry Christmas!!!