This time we choose a rig to tie to .
This ones in 280 feet of water and not far from The West Gardens .
This is where the fishing really started to get up and going .
The time was 2:00pm or so .
We had already hit a shrimp boat and caught a few bonitos part of the tuna family. also some other bait fish for the larger amber jacks, blue runners and a few rainbow runners.
Barry's finger was holding up pretty well at this point of the day ,we had decided to go ahead and stay another day , we just weren't on the fish as we like !
This is the rig we choose , We caught another snapper 14 pounder , respectable and this was dinner for tonight as the seas were dying back to 1 to 2 footers. Making cooking much safer in the boat !
These guys from Louisiana were watching our every move , They where pointing to fish in the water for us to target. As it turned out they agreed to fry the snapper for us and join them for dinner ,Great deal for us, so we exchanged the snapper and a few cold ones and was excited that we could keep fishing with dinner being served @ 6:00pm sharp !
Here is a fight !
I had run short on large live bait and had rigged to go deep with a small hook for a runner or bonita when something took my sardine and started to spool me !
The battle seamed like it only took 10 minutes , but try 40 !
This is what changed the entire trip . Your looking at a 86 pound Wahoo ,his measurements are 73 inches long with a girth of 30 inches ,This is a fish of a lifetime and probable for myself a personal best on light tackle !
After some hard decisions we had to call it . we missed out on dinner , untied and started to head back in leaving some extra dinner for the guys on the rig , But its still 110 miles home at 5:45 pm .So as we make our way back towards the claypiles and north toward Galveston Barry spots a buoy and we have to stop and try for some Mia Mia .
Here is another buoy and we fished it also ,both of us got broke-off here , so we marked it on the chart plotter and" We Will Be Back " !!!