Yesterday I fished with Captain Justin Rea in his Yellowfin bay boat. Joining us was Diego Rouylle. Neither of these guys needs much of an introduction, and I obviously couldn’t be more pleased to spend a day on the water with two fisherman of their caliber.
Our target was blackfin tuna and the attendant offshore species this time of year: kingfish, wahoo, maybe a cobia.
We began by looking for blackfin, though it appeared that the bite had died off by the time we arrived. Justin moved to another spot, and here we began catching kingfish frequently on both spin and fly gear. I caught a few, Justin caught some, and Diego did as well. A few bonita showed up, and we kept two for chunk bait. In a matter of minutes, a medium sized hammerhead showed up in the slick, and it didn’t take us long to try our luck at some fun. The only thing better than catching a hammerhead (on fly, especially) would have to be catching one without a rod at all. The pictures say it all:
In part two there’s more (also in the photo gallery)