Wahoo, Wahoo and another Wahoo!
by, 09-03-2012 at 11:18 PM (413 Views)
Finally, a chance to go fishing. Between my work schedule and the weather, I had not been fishing since April 15th. I was invited to go out with my friend Taylor on his boat to chase some wahoo out near the Gulf Stream. Steve & Doug went as well.
As we approached our spot (about 5 miles before we reached our spot) we deployed some high speed lures made by Ballyhood - we call them cow bells. We were trolling at about 18mph when we got our first fish. Doug pulled in a nice upper twenties Wahoo on the purple/black lure! Nice start.
Then a few minutes later the clicker sounder on the other rod and the fight was on. It was my turn in the rotation and the line was going out fast, then I started gaining on him, then the line went limp. I reeled as fast as I could for about 20 seconds and the line went tight again. The wahoo had made a run straight for the boat. I guess once he felt the hook in his mouth again it made him mad cause then he made a 100 yard yard dash AWAY from the boat this time. Taylor gaffed him superbly. He looked huge. He weighed in at just over 51 pounds. Very nice fish, indeed!
Steve was up next and caught a bailer mahi, still on the cow bells - a first for us. The last fish of the day came on a dead ballyhoo about 2 hours after the fun started. Taylor landed a mid twenties Wahoo.
Awesome day, beautiful day on the water and good fishing!