2009-01-18 - Over Under Weekly Fishing Report

Over Under Weekly Fishing Update

 

MOREHEAD CITY GIANT BLUEFIN REPORT

We left the dock this morning at 4:15 AM with Mike and Pat riding along. I planned to work from NW Places through Big 10 and a few spots beyond. We slowed down about 5:45am just short of the NW Places and started looking for bait. As the temperature got to about 59.3 degrees I started marking bait. I kept looking in this area and then I marked a few fish on the fish finder. I circled back and I saw them again. We went back about a ¼ mile and put the lines in and headed for the fish. At 6:10 am I marked three fish on the fish finder and thought for sure we would get our bite, however, we passed by without a touch. I made another pass again, read them and didn't get a touch. At 7:00 am the first report of a double header came across the radio and they were about five miles away. Then a little after that came across the radio, we see a 400 to 500 lb tuna air out off our starboard corner. It was airborne...Lil John saw it along with our Pat. I caught the fish as it busted the surface going back in. The excitement onboard was at a peak. Birds crashing, reading bait and I kept marking fish as I thought it was going to go off! I worked this area until 9:30 am. Working a break on the colder side we saw a thresher shark go airborne also. We had plenty of life in our area.We went without a bite today, however the images we saw will last a long time. I included a photo of our fish finder, it makes you nuts when you run these over repeatedly with stuff that has caught fish and don't get a bite. Oh well, we will get them in the morning. As far as I could tell there were three bites and two fish caught today.  

Tight Lines,
Capt Keith

 

ISLAMORADA AUDIO REPORTS

Listen first hand to Captain John Oughton's fishing reports this week in the Florida Keys!

January 17 - Cheeca Sailfish Tournament
January 14 - Full Day Keys Trip
January 13 - Great Keys Fishing