Asa's Birthday Charter Trip

July 02, 2016 by Jesse Johnson

Trip Info

The Catch
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red)

The Gatlin crew was early and eager to go fishing this morning. Today was 9 year old Asa’s birthday so we pushed off around 5:45 to make some memories.

The bite wasn’t outstanding today, but we picked up a few on each spot. Eventually it seemed to slow down, so we had to keep moving. We hit our 5 man red snapper limit by mid morning, plus landed a really solid king mackerel. We missed several nice snapper and one big shark. Also caught and released an undersized cobia.
The crew really wanted a mahi, so we ran west in search of any debris we could find. It was a beautiful day, which made it easy to see anything floating, but we didn’t have any luck finding anything big enough. We decided to put a spread out and troll for kings on the way in. We hooked up on a good size bonito, which made for a great fight for Asa.

It was a real treat watching these young men fish today. These boys have a real passion for fishing and the outdoors. Today reminded me of my own childhood and where my love and passion for fishing began with my own father. I think we need to take our youth fishing more often, I couldn’t imagine growing up any other way.

Tight Lines,
Captain Jesse

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