Bret· Senior Member
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Headed to Port A with my cousin, Jason thursday afternoon. Lost one crew to employee shortage. So the two of us headed out at first light friday to small but choppy seas. made the decision to head to Hospital and later regretted it. Anyway made it out and the current was opposing the wind, with 12 oz of lead I had a hard time getting a bait down. Jason had one bite but it got off. tried a couple more bottom spots with the same result. Trolled all around hospital to southern with nothing to show. It started clouding up and realized that a band off of that low pressure sys that was heading south was bearing down on us. So we headed to the barn. Day 1 El Skunko... Oh well, no fish to clean.. Saturday , Had a new crew, Jason decided to hang out in town. so Scott, Pat, and Dale joined me. Left the Dock at 6.25 and made it just short of baker around 8 and found a nice weedline. we put out the spread and trolled around for a while, there were a couple of boats allready working it. no luck on the troll so we started chumming up some dorado.. They had lock jaw, only pulled two off of it. headed out to another weedline a few miles closer to baker, bait and chickens everywhere, We chummed here and more dolphin.. Oh wait.... I hear shark!!! no shark but two really nice ling. Dale had his penn 650 spinner and immediatly hooks up with the larger of the two. He brings the fish to the boat and we go to gaff and he gets loose.. the line is wrapped around the gaff.. SNAP!!!!! We were all bummed... We lost a really nice ling at the gaff....Oh well thats fishing... I talked to Coastal on the radio and heard that we werent the only ones having a hard time.. I only heard of a couple of boats doing well out of port A this past weekend. We trolled past another weed line and headed on towards baker. We see something floating.... it was a mooring bouy that had broken loose. It was loaded with chickens and a few really nice bulls. We throw everything in the tackle box at them and only pick up 1 more. It was 1pm so we headed for Falcon. We find some more weedlines and finally the long birdie goes off Pat brings it in. a nice 15-20ish bull. We are feeling a little bit better... Troll around and pick up two more on the daisy chain. I did have something nail my tunaclone spreader bar and take off with it. I was very surprised, as it didnt have any hooks in it. It came off. It is now 3.45 and we havent had a hit on either of the ilander/ballyhoos combos. We start heading for Port A and make a couple of passes at one of the Baker rigs. Cuda..... Cuda... Reel em up! lets head for the house!..... Ran in to calm seas at 31kts and never touched the throttles until we hit the jetties. I had a great couple of days on the water. Total tally 1 bull 4 chickens 2 cudas. Cant wait til next time! Scott has a couple of pics, hopefully he will post them...