Tuesday, April 9th everything 100% lined up perfectly and two friends in myself, got a chance to get out for a bit of fun fishing, and got very fortunate that the wahoo were wide open while we're out there.
First and foremost, most of you know, I I am a captain on one local party boats, in Port Aransas. BUT, what most people fail to realize, is it is extremely rare that I actually am able to get out and do some fishing myself. Between: almost never getting or taking days off, the fact that typically if I do get a day off, most the time it's because the weather is terrible, or the season is just wrong, to go out and target what I consider to be enjoyable. So even without having a great day on the water, this really was a treat for me.
Anyway at 3:30 in the morning myself, Raul Melendez (Cheeseburger), and Wes Belcher departed Port Aransas in Raul's 26 Grady White, "Lisa Bonita" we arrived at the area that I was hoping we would find some Wahoo at 5:30 in the morning had time to get our lures tied on, riggers set, and everything else to have our spread up and running before 6 am. In the daylight it was obvious it was a lot of current there, and we'd had no love yet, we moved over to another spot with the similar conditions, and just got a barracuda. As wd gaffed the Barracuda, we did see about a 600-pound tiger shark swim by under the boat. Anyway, it was obvious the wahoo weren't going to happen there, so we started to head north to a couple other spots to see if we could find some different conditions or come across a rip.
Couple miles north of the rock, came across the biggest rip I have seen in a year with two heavy grass and trash lines separated by about a hundred yards swath of blue waters, loaded up with tons of bait, and several thousand chicken dolphin. Anyway long story short, about an hour and 15 minutes later we didn't have any room to put any more wahoo in the boat, going 7 for 12 in that time period, most of them pretty damn nice
Its So enjoyable to actually have some success line up when I got to go out and hang out with some good friends. Our biggest one, caught by Wes wound up weighing 78.5 lb a couple of the ones that we lost, were definitely larger than that. Anyway since we're out of Fish Box space, we headed in after dinking around with chicken dolphin for a little bit, and then we're back in Port Aransas by 2 p.m. with 276lb of fish in the box.
This is a great day, and I will cherish and remember for a long time to come!