I recently went to my nephews wedding in Dallas, and my Deck Hand /Captain ran the boat while I was gone. He did very well considering the fish totally disappeared from where they had been when we left them.
He regrouped after some head scratching, and found them in some of the spots we fished at the end of the summer. He said he ha great groups of people and found fish for all. The best one was a 163 lb. Yellowfin!!! The crazy thing about it was he hooked it on a popper and spinning rod. Even though the reel was a Stella..... that's too big a fish for a spinning rod..... well 31/2 hours after hooking it they put the beast on ice!!!
The wind has been blowing for about 5 days now , but looks like we can get back on the water tomorrow. More reports later.
Poco Loco Chatrters
Monday, October 20, 2014
We've been blown off the water since Monday, but prior to us leaving, the tuna fishing was still VERY GOOD, although lots of things have changed since my last report. The first thing that changed is the location of the fish.... I wish we could put fences up out there, and keep the fish in one spot, it would sure make things easier. The other thing that's kind of weird is the insane number of juvenal yellowfin that have moved in. I guess its good to see that many little guys for the future, but they get pretty annoying when they eat our live baits before the big boys can get to them. The last day we fished was the worst. We must have caught 25 Yellofin, and only had 5 keepers. Another curve the Tuna added was that the big boys have evidently improved there eye sight. We noticed that every time we bucket tricked them they would eat all the free bees, but would not eat a hook bait.....?? As soon as we dropped down to 30lb. leader we started hooking them. As you can probably guess this is a pretty low percentage success game, but at least we were hooking them. We still wound up landing 75-80% of them on light leader, it just took a lot longer to land them cause we couldn't put much heat on them.
I guess the best news I have to report is that the shrimp boats are here and already have fish on them. I personally did not get to participate in any of the shrimp boat action, because we had our own little secret stash of fish on a floater, and had them to ourselves, but the guys that did chase the boats were rewarded with plenty of Blackfin the first two days , and got on some nice Yellows the last day they did it. Capt. Peace told me when he left them the last day, he still had a large school of them under his boat, but he'd run out of willing anglers!
We have plenty of open days in September so if you'd like to get in on some shrimp boat action or just regular Tuna fishing give us a shout.
I almost forgot... on the weird side.... we landed a sailfish last week. We see plenty of Marlin, but not many Sails in Venice, I guess cause its so deep, and they tend to like a little shallower water. At any rate it was a nice surprise, and we got some nice pics.
Capt. Jerry Allen