November 20, 2016 by Mike Laubscher

Trip Info

The Catch
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

After several months of bad health and then an accident busting up my leg and hand I fInally got out on the water again after almost 4 months. It was great to get my veins filled with Saltwater, even though the trip was tough on me I really enjoyed it and will be getting stronger and stronger each trip and hopefully soon I will be back at the helm as my leg heals. Felt strange to have someone else skip my boat whilst I managed the deck with my crew, but I suppose there is a first time for everything in life.

Water was clean and blue as we headed out around the ships, but the water was cold averaging 21.3deg.C today with a reverse current. The sea was relatively flat today with far spaced swells, conditions were overcast and a light SW wind.

I saw a bow wave from a fish heading directly into our spread at great speed and then BANG the starboad outside rigger elastic band popped, the rigger bounced and we had a rod bend followed by the reel making that buzzing sound thats gets all fishermans adrennalin going, as the line was running I saw a Dorado jumping, we waited for the hook to set properly and then gave the rod to the client and a good fight ensued and Fat Girl opened her Dorado account for the season with a stunning Queen on deck.

Was great to be back on the water.

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