Danny And Family Get In On Some Action
Our friend Danny took his brother in law and two nephews out for a full day of charter fishing on our Miami charter boat the L&H! With a west wind I was not sure how the fishing was going to be, but for as long as I have known Danny he has been good to me so I wanted to make sure he had a great day! The bait was a little slow, but after a while we managed to get enough. We started out trolling to the south and missed a few fish and finally managed to land a nice tuna. After that, the plan was to put the kites up and see what would bite. The conditions were less than desirable, but everyone remained optimistic. Not long after the baits were out a nice sailfish came to the left middle, grabbed the helpless baitfish and took off jumping toward the horizon! Unfortunately during the ariel display, the angry sail managed to break the leader. The disappointment was short lived, however, as we started getting good action on our deep lines. First a few small jacks, then one of the boys hooked something much bigger! Line melted off the fin-nor spinning reel and the young angler held on for all he was worth. After a tough battle, Danny's nephew hauled in a big kingfish! We were back on track! Our crew continued to find steady action with the sub-surface baits including another nice king and a decent cobia that was destined for the dinner table. Around mid day we got bombarded with a barrage of bites all at the same time! From the way the fish were acting I could tell they were bonitos, but none the less watching four anglers try and fight seven fish was good fun! All of the sudden one of the bonitos came racing at the boat with a big bull shark right on its tail! My quick thinking crew rapidly hooked the shark rig up to the ten pound bonita and threw it right back over the side. Within seconds we were bit and the bullbuster braided line melted off the gold fin-nor reel! Danny was going to have to fight this beast as it was too large for his young nephews! After the big shark took off on the initial run, Danny put maximum drag on the fish and was able to get the 350 pound bull to the surface in about a half an hour! The boys were able to get some great underwater footage of the fish (using an underwater camera on a long pole) before we released it to fight another day! From there I took us to a shallow reef where the boys had non stop action with barracudas on light tackle! When the bite slowed on the reef, our plan was to head back offshore and try dropping for golden tilefish. These fish are excellent eating and we catch them in very deep water. This is a type of fishing that Danny loves to do and is very good at so I knew he would be excited. When we arrived at the spot the conditions were good and it didn't take long for us to start hooking up! As expected, Danny had the hot hand and he caught more than anyone. In less than an hour we caught our limit of golden tiles to around fifteen pounds and decided to call it a day! Our guests enjoyed a nice smooth ride back to the marina in the comfort of the air conditioned salon! Back at the marina we took some photos, had plenty of laughs, and cut up a bunch of fish for Danny and his family to enjoy! All in all it was another great day of fishing and fun on Miami's Best Charter Boat, the L&H!!!