BFT and Hammerhead (Pompano 7/25)
There was a ton of pilchards on pompano beach just south of the pier this morning. Took a couple doz and 2 gogs out at sunrise. Dead flat seas with a light SW breeze, but the current was SMOKING north. Paddled south a few miles and put out a stretch 25 plug that got hammered in 175'. 15lb blackfin, the first decent one I've managed to catch other than the jumbo that got sharked and some nerf football sized fish. It's no jumbo tuna but big enough to satisfy my sushi fix. Today was the first day I didn't catch a dozen bonita, that was a nice change. In 200' my gog gets hit and the fish was pulling drag real slow and steady. I just knew it was a shark and was surprised again when I saw the head. Got a leader touch and broke it off. I heard a lot of chatter on the radio about kings from 10-20# being caught and a few other tuna. Divers were everywhere looking for bugs. When I came back in at 10, the bait was nowhere to be seen. Tight lines.