Woke up in Grand Cayman on Monday, Sep. 5th to 84 degrees at 6am. We met Captain Julius Hubbell of www.reelistikcharters.com at the Lobster Pot dock at 7am. Wind was out of the ESE at 10 - 12 mph. 3 - 6 foot seas 7-8 seconds apart. We were in a 23' center counsel boat with a 250 HP 4 stroke Suzuki in 650 - 750 feet of water trolling at 7 - 8 mph. 3 rods hanging off the back of the boat. 1 rod had a blue/white ballyhoo rig w/ a 7" silver baitfish tied on. 1 rod had a Marauder tied on (basically a 10" rattle trap). The 3rd rod had a daisy chain rig of 5 smaller ballyhoo jigs rigged up. We caught 10 Black fin tuna and hit the jackpot when a 30 lb. Wahoo sent the drag screaming on the big ballyhoo rig. Took about 15 minutes to bring it in and my arms were pretty tired after that. Awesome looking fish, kind of like a zebra with silver flesh and electric blue going down the length of its back. SUPER sharp teeth! My buddy, Gravity, butterflied the Wahoo and grilled it to perfection. We fed 12 people that night and still have plenty for dinner and ceviche tomorrow. Cigars and 7 Fathoms rum to top off the celebration. Fish on...
Fishing w/ my buddy Ben and his son Cole on a late August day with almost zero wind. 77 degree water temp., mostly cloudy and 80 degree air temp. Fishing in 6 - 8 fow (feet of water). It was Cole's 6th birthday and 1st time fishing for Bass. Cole was extremely patient for the whole 3 hours on the water and really impressed me with the way he learned so quickly. Honestly, I showed him how to cast an open bail reel and work the texas rigged Senko only once and he was on his own the rest of the day. Maybe 15 minutes into the trip, Cole hooked up and landed his 1st Bass ever...a nice 12" fish. About 1 hour later, Cole landed another really good 16" Bass that gave him a pretty good fight! All in all a pretty great morning. Not to mention, Cole scored a Lego Ewok Village set later that afternoon at his birthday party...win win!!! Can't wait to get back on the water...fish on!