Friday, August 26, 2016

Underwater Mahi Photos

Here are some underwater shots I got yesterday. Pretty cool stuff.

Sea Isle City Mahi

Ryan, John, Dusty, and I fished yesterday for mahi. We had a great bite. We caught five big mahi to about 17 pounds. All were over 12 pounds. The bite has been fantastic. And close to home. We also had a really nice sized false albacore. Pro Tip: Learn to rig ballyhoo several different ways. Different rigging methods produce better at different times.

Big Mahi

Fished Wednesday with Richard, Richard, and Nick in the ocean. We trolled for mahi in the ocean and were rewarded with four gaffer mahi to 17 pounds. The mahi bite has been awesome with bluewater fishing close to home! Pro Tip: Want a good picture? Take it as soon as possible after boating the fish. Make sure the sun is behind the photographer. Most fish, especially mahi, lose their color quickly after leaving the water. So act fast!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Humpback Whale

Here are some stills of the whale we saw the other day on the way home. Awesome!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mahi, Whales, and Sharks

Fished yesterday with Lori and Luke in the ocean for mahi. We had a great bite. We landed three mahi and released three others and had a ton of bites. The biggest fish was around 15 pounds. All on the troll. On the way home we saw a humpback whale (video and pictures to follow.). In addition we stumbled upon a massive shark blitz with hundreds of sharks in a feeding frenzy. (Again, pictures and video to follow.). It was quite the National Geographic Day. Pro Tip: Keep a sharp eye out when running from place to place. The observant angler will see things that are even cooler than the angling action.

Monday, August 22, 2016

More Inshore Mahi

Fished with Kevin, Chris, Ben, and Zack in the ocean. We had the weather and the optimism and it paid off. We caught four mahi from 5-14 pounds trolling. It was a close ride and we headed in when we caught our fill. The inshore mahi bite has been wonderful. Pro Tip: Natural baits work much better than lures for mahi. Learn to rig ballyhoo in different ways for greatest success.

Mahi on the Fly

Patty and I headed headed out on Saturday morning in the ocean. We were chasing mahi and we found them. I had a 14 pound mahi on the flyrod and Patty had a similar sized on on live bait. Lots of fun. The mahi bite has been great and close to home. Pro Tip: Learn to throw a cast net. Live bait opens up lots of warm water opportunities and makes open ocean fly fishing much more productive.