New here and thought I would share a small part of our fishing world. A little action from a recent trip with lots of pics. Hope you enjoy..Mark
You wait.....and wait.....you get your gear and boat ready over the winter and fine tune in the spring for when it is time to make things happen. Then you wait some more and wait again. For our group of fisherman we wait for the first signs of the White Marlin and Sails to show because it is one of the most interactive exciting fisheries on the east coast.
There is a time when you look at everything and you just know you have to be out there because the bite could go off at anytime starting in July. I like to call it Combat or cockpit jungle fishing. Everyone's eyes are intensely focused on the teasers, dredge, and dink baits and everyone plays a important part in the controlled chaos from hookup to release. And when one jumps off or pulls off you know everyone is going to ride you for the miss!!
So you leave work behind on Thursday to fish a window of a few days hoping it will come together. I couldn't stand it so Seth and myself fished on Friday before Josh came down to find out if the fish were around. We fished Friday and it was a tough day for two people to do what had to be done. We found some scattered Whites and were only able to go one release for five hookups. Even though we didn't do as well as we wanted we knew tomorrow would be a different day with a tight crew of three on board.
Saturday we had our crew of three Josh Seth and myself. We started out fast going one for one on a nice White. As the other boats poured in we drifted off not wanting to fight the crowd of boats and to find our own piece of water. As the day wore on the one White for the day was not looking to good. As the day wore on we decided to work our way back to where we started. By the time we arrived back to the area we started the day it was 4:00pm. All of the Charters and other boats had left heading back to the there home port. We were the last boat out. We decided to stick it out and for the next two and a half hours it was non stop controlled chaos on the boat. To finish the day we manage to raise twelve Whites Hook seven and release five in all.
Even though we have been bill-fishing for the past few months with consistent results this is what we have been Waiting for. Those days with multiple chances at one of our favorite fish the White Marlin. For the weekend we ended up with one release on Friday and five releases on Saturday.
A big thanks to Josh and Seth for sticking it out on Saturday and making the plan come together.
The following are some of the 200 great photos Josh shot from Saturday. Some of the best photos I have seen in a while. I also have a few hours of Video but haven't had a chance to go through it yet.
It will probably take me a few posts to get the photos Josh sent posted.
Enjoy the photos!