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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Busting the Curse

Ok.  I'll be the first to admit that either i'm just a lousy fisherman or somebody put the bad mojo on the Rhum Brave.  It's been way too long since I caught anything worth eating or bragging about on this blog.  In fact it's gotten to the point where Mags pre-order's the dolphin filets from Key Largo Fisheries whenever I hit the high seas.  Well folks... two weeks ago the fishing love returned!  Vic and I took the Rhum Brave out of her new home port (Kawama) for a morning of fishing.  The plan was to blind slow troll since the seas were not good for drift fishing (and I have to find the live bait spots).   We trolled three lines; two rigged ballyhoo with light colored skirts and a red/black bullet headed lure.   The morning started slowly until we hit the 450 foot depth mark then whizzzz went the starboard line.  The fish dove down and the drag sang her sweet song.  I asked Vic to clear the other lines and she jumped on the task like an old pro.  Mind you up to this point we've only fished together while anchored in the bay.  All those Florida Sportsman fishing shows I've made the kids watch really paid off.  She cleared the lines and manned the GoPro while I worked the fish back.  After a several minutes the fish was close enough to haul in.  At first it looked like either a barracuda (bad) or a kingfish (better).  As the fish broke the surface I realized that it was a wahoo (best) and a career first for me and the Rhum Brave.  At first Vic was sure it was a sailfish but when she saw the wahoo she yelled "What the heck is that?"  I was praying to the All Mighty that I could land this 17 pound bad boy into the boat.  It's been a while since I've had a win and this was sweet.  Vic and I were high fiving each other while hooping and hollering like a couple of fishing fools.  Later on we hauled in a nice 25 inch mahi mahi.  This was a good day and Mags did not have to take that walk of shame to the old fishmonger. I've made a video of the trip. 

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