Mr. Good Luck Chuck is aboard the AF today. He has had some impressive luck aboard the AF in the past so we are hoping for more of the same today. Due to the declining flock of Pelicans I will forgo tossing a net this morning and let Chuck do the honors :grin
We didn’t see the amount of mullet as last weekend. Chuck netted a few dozen and we headed to the Hill at 5:30am for some BFT. I have added a little something to my Daisy Chains and if it works I will be sure to post it as a tip later in this report :grin. We made one stop at Shrimpers on the way out and picked up some jacks & blue runners then continued eastward.
We arrived on the Hill and rigged up (2) Horse Ballyhoo with some large skirts and dropped them down on some cigar weights and trolled around for an hour in hopes of scaring up a Wahoo or two. No luck so switched over to troll some Daisy Chains.
Went to hook up my new idea and found that I needed to place some snap swivels on one end of them so I skipped that idea till next trip.
Storms up north off of FPI...
We put out a large chain with 8” squids and a regular chain and trolled around for a few hours with only one bite on the big chain that we didn’t see. Turned around and the rod was spooled :banghead
Made the call to run deep to run & gun for fins. We get a shout out from Pete aboard the “My Other Honey” that he was covered up with fins in 250ft so we swung around and headed towards Pete. We pulled up to a nice rip in 250ft and dropped in some livey’s. Worked the livey’s for about a ½ hour with not one bite when everyone else was trolling hoos and pulling in fins.
We rigged up some hoos and trolled north, trolled south with not one knockdown. The bite has turned off for everyone . We hear on the radio that there was large mats of weeds in 600ft so off to run & gun for fins.
We pulled up to a large mat in 800ft and dropped in the ballyhoos we already had rigged up and within 30 seconds Chuck gets hooked up...
Chuck gets his first fin in the box…
While Chuck was fighting the fin we get a shout out from a guy who stated he was on the largest tree he has ever seen in his 30 years of fishing. It was hard to leave this spot with a nice fin in the box so quickly but we had too as he was only 3.5 miles NW of our location in 700ft. When we arrived there was already 4 other boats there joining in on the fun….
See the tree inbetween these two boats?
I don’t know who you are but if you’re a fellow forum member I would like to thank you for helping out us and others today by giving us all a shout out with the coordinates for this tree… :applause
We dropped in the hoos again and started to troll around the outside of this area and immediately got a double header… I boxed my fin and Chucks came unglued. We rigged up some more hoos and continued with non-stop action for the next two hours but with zero more boxed fins. We lost two at the boat that got tangled up in weeds and 5 others…
We had a blast even though we only ended up with two fins. We were 23 miles NE from the inlet so we decided we had better head to the barn as it was 2:00 pm. By now there was only three of us left so we left two boats alone with the tree and dialed in the SLI.
1 hour later we pulled up to docks and just beat the rain as we were leaving Sandsprit park… Got home, cleaned the rods and boat and just as I was closing the garage door the skies opened up once again… Got lucky twice today regarding the weather…
2 for 9 Fins
1 Alamaco Jack
How did you all make out today?
Here is Reel Nuts with Vindawg aboard as well How did you guys make out today?
Tip of the day
To save on some mulla, take some of those empty bosses of soda you have and fill them with water and stack them in the freezer (learned this one from a fellow forum member - Ocean Motion).
Also pick yourself up a couple of large Tupperware containers and fill those with water and freeze as well. Have your crew bring a couple bags of ice and place the plug in your fish box and those fishes will stay cold all day long.
Random pics on the day
Chuck netted this small cuda this morning...