January 5th 2017
Thursday the 5th, we had a great trip thanks to our great friend,1 Mario, who always gives us trips when his boat is not available. On this day we had Ana and her daughter and boyfriend, Ana Fishes Fort Lauderdale regularly and knows what to expect. She had one fish on the mind for this day, that was the elusive Mahi Mahi. Knowing that it would be a long shot, we decided to slow troll live ballyhoo to target Dolphin fish. The conditions were great for this style of fishing, flat calm with little to no current. We Dragged 4 ballyhoo, on large spinning gear, 8500 pens with 20-30 stand up rods, persionally my favorite gear. We fished for a about an hour with no action, watching the live bait very carefully, looking for movement on the surface. After 2 hours with no bites, we recieved our first bite of the day, I bet you can guess what it was, of course a Mahi Mahi. Two of the Four rods went off with Mahis, but we only managed to get one of the two. Ana was very excited to catch the desired fish, and yelled with excitement. Here is a photo of Anas Beautiful daughter with her first Mahi
We later headed offshore for some deep drop action, we targeted blackbelly rose fish. A familiar fish to Ana because she has fished with Captain Mario in the past. So we proceeded to make a couple of drops, only catching one or two Rosie’s per drop. The black bell Rosie’s are very tasty, yet on the smaller side. We caught our fill of Rosie’s, then as the sun began to set Ana asked if we could watch the beautiful Sunset from offshore, which of course i agreed due to the perfect calm conditions. Another Fun Trip aboard the Good Hit.
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January 6th 2017
On January the 6th we had a late artfernoon trip with Avon and his entire family, having success on the perivious day we decided to pull the live ballyhoo again with Large spinning gear. Again my favorite style of fishing, I have had amazing sucesss when conditions are slow and was eager to see what we caught. We also had a guest appearance from our good friend Andrew who is a live ballyhoo specialist. With confidence high, and a well full of live Hoos we began to troll. We trolled South in 120′ of water with again flat calm conditions. The reason dragging live bait in flat calm conditions is successful, is because you cover more water and ballyhoo present very well on a slow troll. We started fishing at 4pm on that Friday, by 4:50 PM, out of the blue we had our first bites, 3 of our 4 rods went off at the same time. We are Hooked UP, this time all the fish were all Sailfish, a wolf pack jumped our small ballyhoo school. Hooking 2 of the 3 Sailfish, our drags on our pen 8500s began to scream, pure excitement on the GH! As we settle our rookie anglers in for the two fish, we cleared the lines and got ready for the fight. We positioned our anglers and began gaining line on the reels, one of the two fish crossed lines with another and burned the line off. Which is ok because we still tight with another large sailfish. Catching the Sailfish in just under 20 minutes, for a few photos and a quick release, what an excited bunch, I guess we made the trip. Good Hit Strikes Again.