Great Day For Newman Family
We had our friends, the Newman family, out for a full day of fun filled charter fishing with us on our charter boat, the L&H. Our good buddy, Trevor, was joined by his father and brothers for what would turn out to be an action packed day of fishing out of Key Biscayne! With an early start, our team was able to be the first ones to the bait spot and were thus rewarded with excellent bait fishing! It was just about as good as it gets and in no time there were a couple hundred frisky live baits swimming in the L&H's large circulating bait well. I pointed the boat south to where the best fishing had been the past few days. When we reached the area, everyone was excited to see great conditions (beautiful blue water and strong north current). It did not take long to start getting bites after the kites went out. First a sailfish then a couple mahis and things were looking good! As we battled the second sailfish of the day, I saw another fish grab the left short kite bait. None of us on board were sure what we had, but all of us knew it was a nice fish. The Newman brothers did great battling the two fish. When the first end of our double came up, I could see that it was a real nice wahoo! My son James reached out and gaffed the tasty wahoo and muscled it to the fish box! Our efforts were then switched to the angry sailfish. Again we were able to seal the deal and before long released the powerful billfish to fight another day! After our double, the boys quickly reset and all the baits were back in the water. From my perch in the tower I could see a frigate bird wheeling and diving several hundred yards offshore. It was time to get out there and find out what the bird was looking at. Before long, I had Miami's best charter boat in perfect position to intercept the migrating gamefish! Seconds later I spotted a nice mahi, then another and another and another. They were hungry, eating everything, and there were a lot of them! Like a well oiled machine, our team sprung into action and began firing out more baits on our custom leeward rods and fin-nor spinning reels! From my view in the tuna tower, high above the action, it was a beautiful sight to behold. Everyone working together, hooking up and boating the nice size mahis, and repeating the process over and over. In short order the guys had landed at least twenty fish all of them nice size! It was not yet lunch time and the days catch was looking very good! As we drifted north, the Newman family continued to catch fish and stay busy. More mahi, a couple nice kingfish, a cobia and another sailfish were added to the tally and there were a couple mystery fish, we hooked on the kite that were eaten by the ravenous bull sharks! By early afternoon, our anglers were tired from reeling in fish and decided to head in a little bit early. I suggested we give it five more minutes. Just then another big sailfish grabbed the left short kite bait and we were once again hooked up! This one was Trevor's fish and he did a great job working the magnificent sail to the boat for a clean, healthy release! It was a great ending to a great day of fishing with our friends the Newman family!