We decided to give it an early start today and headed out at around 7am. The plan was to try for a Wahoo early on in the same area that we caught one last week.
At 7:20 we got to 180 feet of water and started trolling.
We like to use our bent butt Penn 30 VISW’s with custom Blackfin rods right off the transom with a skirted ballyhoo and/or Bonita belly. We used 64 oz weights to bring the baits down. Meanwhile on top we had rigged ballyhoo with chuggers and poppers and naked ballyhoo with chin weights on the riggers off the rocket launcher. Finally we shotgun our special secret lure off the flybridge out about 150 yards or so. Hey, the captain needs to have fun too!
Today we had guests Kayla, Rachel and Johnno from south Africa, it was a rare day off for them and they wanted to fish. As we settled into the beat of the motors and Reggae music on our nightclub sound system everyone was in a great mood.
We had our first fish at 8 am pulling a large Bonita over the transom and from then on we had a steady flow of bites until we decided to head back at 2 pm. We caught 6 Bonita, 4 Blackfin Tuna, 2 gaffer Mahi and 1 Skipjack Tuna. The highlight was at around 11 am we had a run-off on our deep Wahoo bait. Kayla was on the reel with a mighty struggle and after about 10 minutes pulled up a big Mahi! Mr. Wahoo gave us the slip today, but we will be back out there looking for him tomorrow!
If you are looking to fish in the Florida Keys this summer look no further than the Rhino fishing team. If you are looking to fish in the Palm Beach area we are available for hire from September-May at the Sailfish Marina. Call Captain Frank at (210) 355-6200 or visit our contact page for more details.