I decided to head out for an afternoon of fishing on my new Yellowfin 24 CE bay boat on Thursday, March 31st. The temperature was mild with a stiff SE wind.
First, I stopped to catch some ballyhoo with the cast net. These are one of my favorite baits, and they’re useful for a variety of species like mutton snapper.
After setting up on the edge of a flat, I casted live ballyhoo rigged on knocker rigs with sliding egg sinkers, into the deeper channels.
I didn’t get a bite on the ballyhoo, but 2 300-400 lb. bull sharks swam towards my boat on the edge of the flat. I casted out a small piece of jack and it was game on! Here’s short a clip of me fighting from the tower.
Last week I got the chance to try my new Yellowfin 24 CE bay boat out. This boat runs extremely well with my Mercury 300 verado and Raymarine electronics. This boat is over 1,000 lbs. lighter than my previous Yellowfin 24 and it is fast!
I had the opportunity to get out and do some fishing on 3/17. First, we loaded up on bait catching threadfin herring near Stiltsville. We had heard there were some sailfish around, and on this calm day I wanted to head offshore and try to catch one. While heading offshore. We saw a school of BIG jack crevalles busting up the surface underneath a frigate bird…I had to catch one! I tossed out a threadfin herring and it was game on!
Offshore, we ran into a once-in-a-lifetime scene. Sailfish balling bait with dorsal fins out of the water, with the Miami skyline in the background. I have only seen this a few times.
Here’s a video of the sailfish balling bait, sight casting, hooking and releasing a sailfish. Enjoy 🙂