We are going fishing! The forecast has been improving over the past several updates.
They will eat just about anything. I have seen them caught on Squid, jigs and piggy’s.Capt Matt, what would you say ppl catch these African pompano on?
They were there, but they're feeding on small stuff. An ebing rig would have crushed them the whole night i think. Also, the yellowfin bite was on the whole night so not many people left them to go fish for blackfin.Near best catch of the Spring for YFT and beeliners, I am still a bit perplexed why BFT's not up in the hundreds caught as in past times . . .
This, to me, is the best part of the trip update. I've seen entirely too many instances where the captain is left high and dry and given no shore side support either before or after leaving the dock. It made me exceedingly happy to see that the office called you to warn of weather, and that you cut the trip short. No fish is worth someone's life. I know it is a tough call, especially dealing with pissed off customers (the minority I hope) who had their trip cut short.5/23-24
On the way to the rig I got a call from the office warning us about a big storm system around Brownsville heading West. I monitored it all night with our satellite weather and it would end up cutting our night short but not before we put a pile of fish in the boat.
By 4:00 am the system had moved within 60 miles of us so we headed home. I kicked it in gear and we ran 24-25 knots home and we were able to beat the weather in by about 30 minutes.
Definitely should do that, the GOM is a fantastic fishery with some outstanding boat Captains that take great pride in what they do. You come over this way once, you'll be back again, pretty much bet on that.Bucket list trip for me even being spoiled here in SoCal. This fishing looks so fun!
Ok Capt, next trip i will bring something like that. I was going to and my wife said take them hard headed me said nope its a waist of time, yikes!They were there, but they're feeding on small stuff. An ebing rig would have crushed them the whole night i think. Also, the yellowfin bite was on the whole night so not many people left them to go fish for blackfin.
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