January 19th 2017
Today we had Julie and her Husband Cole from Tampa Florida aboard the boat today. This group had never been deep sea fishing before and wanted to give their first shot with me. My favorite trips are the first timers, you only catch your first Saltwater fish once. We headed out at 12:00pm in search of an afternoon bite, listening to the radio hearing lots of complaining about slow fishing. We decided to make a run to the North to get away from the slow bite. Luckily the Good Hit is a quick vessel, so we knew Today was going to be a Happy Day Today. We approached North Fort Lauderdale, Looking for a hot trolling bite. We did not deploy the lines until reaching our final destination. We launched our long planner and set it into position, before I could ready my short planner, we were Hooked Up. We Quickly boating our first King Mackerel of the Trip and to Take a Few Pictures.
This was the groups Biggest Fish they have ever Caught and were excited about the recent catch. We quickly deploy the lines once again before I begin to notice something on the Sonar, I found a Large School of King Mackerel. I believe Simrad makes the best sSonar on the Market, I use my Simrad NSE12 on a daily basis and it never lets me down.
We Trolled the area for area for an hour or two, working the school of Mackerel with a few bites, but no hook Ups, looks like the school Turned off. So we continued our search North for more untouched fish in the area, King Mackerel can be very finicky with heavy fishing pressure. The sonar would mark the schools with no reaction bite, the fish have seen this game before. We normally we head to another school. Only getting a few other bites Out of the Blue, we headed into a shallow Ship Wreck with the planners to try for a planner reaction bite. Again we were at my secret North Spot, and what to we get on the Planner a Mutton Snapper on the Short Planner. A real treat for a planner fisherman.
Looks Like Cole and Julie are Eating Good Tonight!!
Another Fun Trip aboard the Good Hit !!!
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