It really does pay to check your bait! Joe was reeling in his bait when this 18 pound Wahoo decided it was time for a mid-day snack. The fish ate a triple hooked sardine fished on a “flat-line” and using a 25 pound spinning outfit. Joe determined how to start out fishing the trip after asking one of the mates for some advice and we’re glad it paid off.
The business end of a Wahoo shows why it pays to use a triple hook rig, wire and have one of the mates assist in handling the fish for photos. After the Lady K reset her drift, we had another Wahoo swim up to the boat following an angler’s Blue Runner they were reeling up from the reef. The fish was estimated at 40 to 50 pounds but refused to eat the runner or other baits tossed out around it.
Have a rod ready for fall dolphin (Mahi Mahi) which can be caught during the afternoon trips like the one above or during the mid-morning on our 8am to 12pm trips. Use a light spinning outfit rigged with a single hook and a small chunk of sardine or squid. After casting to the school its important not to move the bait and allow it to drift naturally for these sometimes picky eaters.
This is inexpensive offshore fishing at its finest. The Lady K is a very clean vessel upkept by professional crews who are ready to serve all your fishing needs. Expert advice, tips and crash lessons are free and available to all anglers of very age and skill level making the Lady K a family oriented vessel ready to take you on an offshore adventure, so what are you waiting for?