Decided the crew had caught on to the fishing thing so I pointer her further offshore to go and load up on some grouper. We pushed another 10 miles offshore at an easy 35 kts. in the calm seas when the starboard motor loses RPM's. Now we are a bit over 50 off so we started working back towards the beach.
The kids on board kept asking if we were gonna catch any sharks. I kept saying "I hope not.". Well we already were throwing back keepers so why not show the kids some excitement ? I anchored just over a wreck where I have been seeing bruiser sharks. 8 to 10 footers and plenty of them. Took some single strand, haywired on some 9/0 circles and sent a jigging rod out with half a Boston Mackeral. 20 ft. behind the boat it gets eaten by a 8 ft. bull. The kids were freaking out because the excitement with the mackeral blood and hooked shark, the rest of the sharks gathered around the boat. There were dozens of 8 to 10 footers cruising the surface all around the boat. Everybody on board had a chance pulling those beasts to the boat, and soon enough they were done with that kind of abuse. It was neat seeing Peggy, the only woman on board, doing the mother hen thing. Gathering up the little chicks (Tommy, Chris, Andrew and Zach) from the gunnels and herding them to the middle of the boat when all the sharks showed at the boat.
We made our way inshore a few more miles to finish off the day with a few more amberjacks and such. Hooked up a few aj's as soon as we got to my mark, and a nice bull mahi eats a shimano jig and puts on a show.
Took another drift and added three more mahi to the catch and headed in at a non typical speed. The crew was happy even though I wasn't able to move around as I like due to being on one engine. I guess we took a bag of lemons and made......... fillets.