We got off to a slow start and could not find any debris lines/current breaks in the 8-15 miles offshore range that we typically find them, only nasty green water. So we pushed out to 20 miles and fished from there to see what we could find, eventually ending up 27 miles offshore in 2000+ feet of water.
After the first hour of the day, the weather was not on our side, it rained cats & dogs for much of the day and some wind thrown in too but we had the right guys onboard and it did not dampen their spirits at all and they had a great time all day.
Rick called me a couple of days before the trip & asked if it was ok if he brought an old reel with him that his grandfather passed to him. The reel was a Penn Squidder that his grandfather had been using back in the 60s & Rick had possession of the reel since 1978 when his grandfather passed. Rick had since rebuilt the reel but had never actually used it, so we got it paired with an appropriate rod & Rick put it to work.
As these things sometime go, someone was obviously looking down on Rick when the first fish of the day, a 18-20lb Dorado came on his grandfathers reel. Rick smiled from ear to ear for the duration of the fight, such a special moment for him & all of us on the boat really enjoyed being involved.
Tom & Diago were not left out, the guys enjoyed some solid action with the Dorados including a triple hookup, which the guys loved & was another highlight of the day.
Things looked perfect for a Marlin, but we could just not find one despite throwing everything at it and we finished up the day catching 10 good sized Dorados.
A simply great bunch of guys with special memories made for all of us and looking forward to welcoming them aboard GOOD DAY again soon.
Back out there tomorrow!