Took the Pizza Guys Fishing
Friday, 24 July 2009 by Jonboy Kelmer
We decided to repay the pizza guys by taking them offshore and trying to show them what we've been talking about all season by "a pizza and a blue". Strange enough we didn't have a pizza onboard but things still worked out. The fellas that own the pizza place are both named Joe, so that makes things easy for us.
We headed out just after 2 pm for a couple hours just to show the Joes what we do all day. Thankfully we were able to find a blue marlin so they didn't see us sitting around all that much. About 30 minutes out of the harbor Tracy spotted something behind the right long rigger and sure enough it was a smaller type blue marlin. After the second attempt at eating the bait she was hooked and off and jumping. Jess got the rod to the chair and away we went after the fish. In short order Tracy had the leader and up came a 300 lb blue alongside with the Marlin Magic Large Tube stuck to its face. We released that one and continued on with hopes of bringing up another but it never did happen.
We did see the 200 lb. bigeye tunas busting on the surface one time but couldn't get to them before they sounded.
On the final approach to the harbor we witnessed a 600 lb. blue feeding on the surface. We ended the day shortly after that having only caught the one blue, but that one ended up being Jess' 9th blue of the season. We were happy to be able to share the day with the Joes and get Jess another one. A thanks goes out to Marlin Magic for making that one happen.
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