Left earlier than normal to beat tournament traffic and get out fishing.....NOAA missed the forecast as expected...1-2 was 3-5 by the time we got out to 180', just sloppy, trolled around scattered weeds most of the day, all the way out to 500', lost I would guess a 40lb Bull due to the reel getting knocked out of gear as it was being picked up, backlashed and broke the30 lb line like it was 2lb....watched him jump probably 5-6 times with our skirt in tow....:banghead...did manage to pick off a bull and cow, bull was 32lbs....since trolling was so slow and we brought the electrics just in case, did some drops over the steeples, 1 snowy, 11 red porgies and a vermillion. Went back trolling to...lost another 15lber due to line breaking, same pole, I think it might have frayed when it was backlashed.....ended the day with the boootom fish and 4 mahi up to 32.....should have entered the KOTI, top Mahi was 27.6:banghead....go boarded by marine patrol on way back up the intercoastal...emptied the fish box and looked in every nook and crany..gave us a warning ticket for expired flairs...then finished up by blowing a trim and tilt line at the dock....overall good day but the missed fish, crap forecast and broken line took some of fun out of it...
Many things to do.
Knots to be unraveled
'fore the darkness falls on you