It is incredible fishing right now on the troll, and the grouper are patiently waiting on the bottom for their chance to get a ride on my SeaCraft. After 84 gaffers and a couple wahoo in 2 days fishing I am about to leave the trolling stuff at the house and go play with the Groupers. I did find a new use for my Spinal Jigging rods however.......mahi trolling !!!
I brought along a Spinal 300 gram acid wrapped rod equipped with a Talica 12-2 speed and sent it out in the spread with a Monkalure and kept it tight to the transom since I only had a short topshot and didn't want the braid to slice though the other lines while we were fighting multiples. I kept the drag tight and popped the lure in the wash and it was game on. What a blast to fight those gaffers on a light outfit instead of a Tiagara 50w. I think I now on my combo jigging and trolling trips I am not gonna have to wash so many outfits because my Talica /Spinal jig sticks were perfect for the trolling job at hand, and excel when it comes to hitting the bottom.
For all you popping fans, now is the time to come down and catch these nice mahi on stickbaits. There are plenty around and they will be here for quit a while. We are also seeing a better showing of breaking blackfin tuna after a spring which was less than average.
I was a busy fella and didn't have a chance to get many pictures, but here are a couple to wet your appetite.