Day two greeted us with another passenger, Kai, who wasn't with us on day one. It also greeted the crew of six with calm seas and light winds so we headed down the beach to go Pompano and cobia shopping. I was disappointed with the water temp only showing upper sixties all the way to about 40 fathoms. Tried a few spots for the pomps and it was all amberjack, all the time. Hit a handful of false albies and almacos as well. A couple of the guys dragged up some nice gag grouper and Mike caught 2 nice red grouper. Venting and releasing the gags was a piece of cake, the reds required a lot of care and even a weight assisted descent to get them back to the bottom. Some of the AJ's in 275 ft. were large and in charge and wore down the crew pretty quickly. Looked for the blackfin for a change of pace and found none. We broke out the anchor again in 225 ft. for some more triggers and got eaten alive by the beeliners and added some more nice triggers to the tally. We had a beautiful Mako in the 200 lb. class chase a hooked Beeliner right to the transom so we scrambled and rigged a jigging rod up with a shark rig and threw a big ole chunk of false albie on it and tried to bring the mako back to us. No love form the mako , but, we did get all the love we wanted from a 10 ft. hammerhead. Milton and Mike fought the beast with a jigging rod and went all the way around the anchored boat a couple times before I was able to leader the beast and we cut the cable to send the majestic creature free and healthy. Now we were all pretty spent so we cleaned things up and pointed the bow for the beach for a relaxing 35 knot cruise home.
Thanks to everybody who joined me and I look forward to fishing with you all again. The wahoo were around and a few of them got some jigs, but, the conditions didn't look all that great for trolling. I believe the water will get right soon and the troll bite will fire off. I don't have pictures for you due to a dead camera, but, some of the guys were snapping some shots so I will see if I can get my hands on a few.
As always the new Spinal Rods performed flawlessly. Thanks Travis and Marc for building a great stick !!