blue water trip

May 12, 2016 by Harris Scruggs

Trip Info

The Catch
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

Thursday we had a two guys who wanted to go try their luck on some pelagic fish. The blue water has been pushed in close the last couple of days in combination with calm seas, making our chances of catching some blue water fish good. We left the mains at 7:30 with a destination of 55 miles south. Upon arriving we set the spread and began our troll to deep water. The first strike came when a 27 pound wahoo sky rocketed on the left rigger resulting in screaming drag and happy faces. After short battle the angler was able to position the fish alongside the boat for the final gaff shot. After another hour of silence a dorado comes leaping through our baits and finds a hook and his way into the boat. The last fish of the day was a 350 pound blue marlin who wouldn’t you know it slams one of our smaller outfits on the boat and begins to dump the line off with a quickness. After clearing lines a battle begins but only last for 5 minutes before he becomes wrapped up in the leader only to have it break the 200 pound leader the bait was attached to. By this time it was time to point the contender north for a 85 mile ride to the barn. With calm seas we were able to cruise home at a comfortable 40 knots to make our 6 pm deadline.

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