There is good news and bad news mixed in with this weekend tell-all. The good news first. Yellowfin are back! Not in droves mind you, but our anglers caught a few on Friday! Bad news is the waters were still really rough out there and those that could bare it, stayed out and maybe got lucky the others, well…..
First up we had Edwin and Anita Hargett out for the day on ReelRum with Ramon and Juan. These guys decided to play it safe and not go too far offshore. They stayed on the Cortez side about 25 miles up along the shoreline. They found a school of dolphin and managed to catch the first Yellowfin we have seen in quite sometime!!
The Gangwish fam, Deb, Paul, Jack and Trace headed out on RumRunnin for a 1/2 day. They thought they might try for a full day, but when the motion of the ocean took over, these guys came back with the 2 AmberJack they caught in tow and called it a day!
The Simmons Family, Brent, Jacque, Samantha, Jay and Taylor were off on El Nuevo for the day with Cappy Alex and Mate Jesus. They had an awesome day when they ran into a school of Dolphin and caught 4 Yellowfin Tuna in all. They took some with them to enjoy at a local restaurant.
Megha and Ryan Sheare were out for a 1/2 day aboard 28′ Tantrum. When the waves started getting taller than the boat, Megha threw in the towel and said it was time to head back! Unfortunately they were unable to catch any fish before they landed back on steady ground, maybe when they come back the seas will be better.
Anne and Mike Harris along with daughter Amber Nicols and Hubby Bryan ventured out on RedRum for the day. They had trouble finding the fish in all the swells as well.
The final casualty on Friday was Brandon Pruitt and his family who headed out on Colleens Magic. They ventured out about 30 miles before having to head back due to the rough water causing lots of sea sickness.
Saturday there was not much fish to be had offshore as Scott Yancey and Todd Pianin would tell you. John Hopkins and his sons, however, were not going down without a fight. They ventured everywhere possible and tried every type of fishing. Finally, when hope was almost lost, they started bottom fishing by the shoreline and caught 12 Mulegino (a nice eating fish) and a Grouper, they were NOT going home empty handed!
Last but not least, our lone boat that went out this Sunday was Jere Truett and his hunting buddies. They had 2 Striped Marlin strikes, saw about 5 more Marlin but had no luck getting one to the boat.
Here’s kissing the weekend goodbye and looking toward a week FULL of FISH! Amen………