Its great to be back on the water. We have had a terrible run of windy Wednesdays - no fishing for the month of February!
We left the dock at 11:30 am, and ran to the Scarp. The ocean was a bit rougher than expected - we ran out around 38 mph. The water warmed up from 68 degrees in 110 ft to 73 degrees in 150ft.
Lines in - double header off the bat. Both were toothy barracudas. Fun to reel in, but not coming home with us. Then the planar rod goes off, BIG wahoo - tail walked - and in the box!
Next came the four at a time Bonita (Bonito? False Albacore?). Fun to catch, thinking they were black fin - just weren’t.
Lots more bonito and barracudas. We landed more barracudas on this trip than all of last season! We went through 30 ballyhoos. We had a few short strikes, lost the trolling weight - lost three rigs - and then managed to land a small hoo and a medium sized hoo before running home.
The ride in was faster, home at sunset.
A great time was had by all - purple and black seemed to be the winning color.