I had the pleasure of having Ed, Logan and Todd join me for a make-up charter to hit the bluewater. The day started off kinda slow with a couple blackfin tuna on the troll. Then, all hell breaks loose when a marlin piles on the shotgun rod. Logan fights the marlin on light tackle and gets the colored up fish to the boat for a leader touch when the fish gets it's head down and shoots under the bow breaking off at the leader. Well done guys. We then went to jigging and threw some more tasty blackfins and amberjacks in the brine tank and called it a day. Thanks again guys. I believe that was the first Marlin of the year caught out of this area this season. Hopefully more are on their way!
Had the pleasure of having James, Mick, and John join me for a combo trip. The good water moved off and once we got to the Stream we were greeted with less than desirable temps and water color. Looked around a bit and decided to go to plan "B" , jigging. The jig bite was good with large false albacores, amberjacks, and almacos keeping the guys busy. They were getting tired of wrestling with reef donkeys so we made a small move and dropped anchor on some marks that looked like triggers on the sonar. Triggers they were and they were coming up 2 at a time. The guys caught on quick with the quick biting triggers and after a short while the brine tank was stuffed with large tasty triggers. Wanting to try for something a bit shallower to give the crews weary arms a break, we went shallower looking for b-liners. All we found were seabass. It was another fast paced trip with a great group of guys. Back at the cleaning table, the guys took all the trigger fillets they could handle, and left the rest for the Captain.....Life is good indeed.
Captain John Cawthern is the owner and primary Captain of Procastinator Sportfishing based out of Beaufort, North Carolina. Captain John is married to his lovely wife of 29 years and has two sons Stephen (daughter in law Bekah) and Seth and two granddaugthers, Addie and Waylynn Captain John holds a 100 ton Masters Coast Guard Merchant Marine License.Fishing has been a large part of Captain John's life from an early age and absolutely loves his time on the water sharing his passion.