This day the Marina was closed until about 8 am. Not a good start for many. There were anglers standing around in hopes that the winds would die down and the lightening would stop.
At about 8:30 i wandered over to dock #3 where the Blue Marlin is kept. There were captains and mates from a few boats sitting back relaxing. I asked what they were doing and they told me a lot of customers had gone away. I sat with them for a few minutes until a light went "on". I then said " why dont we go out now instead of Saturday" ? They said sure.
I ran up the hill to Solmar , grabbed my wife and son , packed a few quick things and jumped in a cab to get us there a little quicker.
We were back on the boat just after 9.
Shortly after passing the arch we stopped. Jig the bottom they said. Ok , no problem. First try we got a Bonita , then another , and a green jack...good eating.
We trolled live bait for a bit until i hit a good one ! A pretty big Jack Crevalle. What a fight. Had it to the boat a few times but it kept diving. About 20 minutes of this until "pop" broke the line...what a drag !
Now heading out a bit trolling bigger lures , about 10 minutes in , a Marlin ! How cool is that. The boat not far from us was bringing in its second Wahoo of the day ! I would trade in a heartbeat. Luis said they ended up with 3 of them ! OMG !!!
So we bombed back in to the lighthouse area and trolled some homemade little pink hoochies. Sierra time ! I got the first one. My wife and boy the second , and i a third. What a day ! The fist Sierra i got was 11-12 lbs. The biggest one they have ever had in the boat. Most are a typical 5-7 lbs.
We saw whales , a hammerhead shark , turtles , and oodles of fish. The last minute "unplanned" day was one of the better. I got pictures and video with my son and a good range of species not to mention the Marlin !
I would suggest to all you people booked to go out , if the Marina is closed , be patient. You may miss out on one heck of a day. After a storm can be quite good. And for those of you that thought it was a waste , thank you !!!!