Happy Accident

We left the dock at 8 am this morning for a 6 hr charter. We set up shop on the edge of the reef,(just to the west of KW) in search of some Mutton Snappers. While the bite was not as hot as it had been recently, we still ended up landing a big Sandbar Shark and a few Yellowtails. We then moved down the reef and tried another spot which was in about 120 feet of water. Our luck was not much better this time around and we ended with few little snappers and a couple sharks. That’s when I knew that it was finally time for something different.

I had seen some bird activity offshore and decided to switch gears and do some trolling. While we were in the process of clearing our bottom fishing lines, a big bull Mahi Mahi hit one of our baits that was just dangling in the water! Not one of us were prepared for this, out of the blue, bite. But as soon as we got everything in order, we had a good fight. We finally landed a beautiful 20lb Mahi.

We ended the day by trolling for the last 2 hours. There was a steady bite of Mahi, Bonito, Barracuda, and Skipjack tuna. Today may not have gone at all as planned, but it was still such a fun day on the water. You never really know what’s going to happen out there and that’s what makes it so much fun. No two days are the same and anything can happen.

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