Bass Pro Mako Funament 10/16 and 10/17 offshore
The Thursday Capt. and crew meeting at Bass Pro was great and the buffet they put out was more than you could ask for. Gator bites, wings, meatballs, fresh veggies and dips, salad mix, all the cheese variety you could want.
The gift bags alone were worth the entry fee, plus a $50.00 gift card.
The first day, Friday, with the stiff winds we decided to troll for some near shore kings out to 10 miles around the DK reef that had some Frigate birds circling, but the seas were building. No takers so we decided to anchor and set out a chum slick. All we called in were blue runners and pin fish;too bad the run to 30 miles out was not in the picture. Waves were building: at anchor,we took a few waves over the bow. Time to head in.
Got cleaned up for the evening cook out at Fish tale Marina: food was good. Talked to other crews, made plans for the next day.
The winds were to be higher, so a back bay and big Carlos Pass agenda game plan were put together. Well, after some trout and cats were caught, my offshore fever took over again. The crew said go for it. Since I now live in the Cape, I have not fished the May Reef in many years, but I still have my old numbers. And it's close to shore so the waves were 1 to 2, a 3 once in a while.
Set the Chum about ten feet down. Then the action started; the girls had the hot hands,they were on, bite after bite.
Craig and I lost a couple Kings that chewed through our leaders. We were using pin fish but no steel leaders. We changed to steel and never had another bite. Mary and Donna put 14 in the box to 20 plus inches and let 12 and 14 inchers go. GIRL POWER:)
Tileman and Nancy looking for the hot bite