It’s been just over a week since I last fished. I took the boat into drydock for some yearly maintenance. We ended up pulling the shafts and checking them as well as installing new props. I also replaced the side windows from clear Lexan to dark tinted glass to give my clients a cooler ride downstairs. The fighting chair was also completely refinished. The boat got a good buff and wax job and a fresh coat of bottom paint. She looks great and runs even smoother with the new props….So in the water she went Friday afternoon 6/3/2011.
Saturday I hosted Lou and Jackie of Sparks, NV. Lou and Jackie are avid flyfishermen and wanted to give offshore fishing a try. We headed south of the harbor and caught a small mahimahi that Jackie reeled in. As we headed farther south we found a big porpoise school that was holding fish so we put out the greenstick and were lucky enough to have a nice ahi blow up on the 2nd squid closest to the boat. Lou saw the bite and quickly got in the chair and after a 15 minute fight landed his first ahi weighing 138lbs!