Bimini Blues and Whites and Wahoo and Do

May 05, 2016 by Don Giehl Jr

Trip Info

The Catch
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Tuna (Skipjack)

Were going to cross Thursday but 25 knots from NW said to play it safe. We instead trolled the beach to Lauderdale where we jumped off to Bimini the next morn… Cleared customs and as I set the spread we bowed up and boated a nice wahoo. We added a couple dolphin then I saw pecs and tail lit up on inside rigger… White marlin… Saturday we invested some time at the clients request and put together a nice catch of bottom fish along with another dolphin.
Sunday we woke to calm seas and bright skies… Five minutes out I was adjusting the spread when the inside rigger got taken literally out of my hand… Blue marlin! It went left, right, away and charged us twice before settling down to a nice stubborn fight. High fives all around as the 200 pound fish was released un harmed… An hour and a half later I was on the bridge looking ahead for signs of life ” Marlin!” I turned to the spread to see a big hot blue going bait to bait before pounding a long rigger on a 30 wide… I’m glad I use top shelf tackle with spectra backing because she had us stretched quick. Blue Sky is a classic old girl and with that comes a slow steady ability to go back ward…  The fish hit the basement for a while and our angler countered methodically mastering her in leader reach for our second release of the morn. Before it was time to throttle up we added a big dolphin and a stubborn but tasty big skipjack tuna…

Book your trip with Blue Sky Adventures - Capt. Don

Blue Sky Adventures - Capt. Don

Join Captain Don Giehl aboard Blue Sky, a classic vintage Bertram 42. Based in Palm Beach at world famous Sailfish Marina she is ready to do combat with Sailfish, Dolphin, or Smoker King Mackerel. If turning up the heat to something more exotic like chasi