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  • Kings are in!

    I don't recall catching King Mackeral this early in the season, but they are here now!

    http://www.thedestinlog.com/news/kin...ngs-kings.html

    The king mackerel have arrived on the scene. And apparently you dont have to go far to hook up with the silver fish.

    A group from Kentucky fishing with Capt. Kelly Windes Thursday afternoon on the Sunrise brought in their limit, two per person. The deckhand said they caught the 16 king mackerel trolling about three miles off the beach.

    However, when asked what they were using for bait, the deckhand jokingly said, Id tell you, but Id have to kill you. He did divulge that they were trolling live bait.

    But not everybody used live bait for kings on Thursday.

    Capt. Craig Mann on the Gulf Winds said they caught their king mackerel trolling dead bait just off the sea buoy.

    Theyre not real aggressive yet, Mann said. But once you find them, they are there.

    In addition to the king mackerel, Mann and his group pulled in a few mingo and white snapper.

    Dead bait also did the trick for Capt. Scott Robinson on the Stress Relief II.

    Robinson said it wasnt intentional. His live well on the boat broke, so they were left to troll with dead bait. He and his group managed to pull in seven king mackerel and one Spanish mackerel right outside of the pass in about 30-feet of water.

    Ill probably stick to it, he said.

    Capt. Mike Dates and his Michigan anglers on the First Shot pulled in three king mackerel and a Jack Crevalle.

    Capt. George Eller on the Checkmate II brought in eight king mackerel, a couple of Spanish and a bonito.

    Georgia anglers on the Backlash with Capt. Jason Mikel pulled in a pair of amberjack and 29 mingo. Capt. Mikel said they were fishing about 25 miles out.

    Capt. Casey Weldon on the Fish-n-Fool and his anglers pulled in triggerfish, mingo and white snapper.

    Capt. Chip Godwin on the JustinTime pulled in a nice catch of triggerfish, mingo and white snapper on a four-hour trip.

    Anglers on the Sea Winder with Capt. Stan Phillips hauled in a cobia, black snapper, red grouper, triggerfish, mingo and white snapper.

    Kentucky anglers on the Shamrock II with Capt. Eddie Dykes had a good mix of red grouper, triggerfish, white snapper, mingo and bonito. The young boys on the trip got a kick out of how the deckhand hung the fish by poking them on the nails through the eyeballs. Bennett Boehnlein, 6, even got a chance to poke a pair of fish on the rack.

    Capt. Trey Windes on the Outta Line looked for cobia in the morning but then ventured out to pull in a few triggerfish, white snapper and Spanish.

    Georgia anglers on the First Light with Capt. Steve Haeusler pulled in a good variety. They had red grouper, big triggerfish, mingo and white snapper on the racks. The deckhand said they were fishing about 20 miles and caught the bottom fish on squid.
    1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
    1985 Mako 20c - sold
    Fort Walton Beach, FL
    http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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    Steve we are going to try and get out in the morning, The fog just lifted at 400, I couldnt even see the ICW from my balcony today until now.
    CaptainBrad Jeffrey[br]100 G/T Master[br]M/Y hurricane #1[br]Ft. Lauderdale FL.[br]1991 261 Mako [br]\"Broken Arrow\"[br]2001 Jupiter 31[br]\"Fins Up\"[br]1986 254 Mako (Sold)[br]\"Reel Latitude\"[br]53 Bluewater[br]\"IONU\" [br]11 Whaler

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    • #3
      uummmm BOAT?!?!! No more teases and no information...what gives?

      BTW - King reports here as well. I think the 1 positive to the oil spill is we are going to have an amazing season.
      \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
      \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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      • #4
        quote:


        Originally posted by ChuckB


        uummmm BOAT?!?!! No more teases and no information...what gives?


        BTW - King reports here as well. I think the 1 positive to the oil spill is we are going to have an amazing season.


        Sorry Chuck - wasn't trying to be suspensefull, been real busy! I started a new career at MarineMax in Destin selling boats and I love the job. They started carrying Mako, along with Grady, BW, Sea Ray, Cabo, Hatteras, etc. and the best part is that I get to "demo" just about any boat. This all came about after I posted that MarineMax now carrying Mako's and after talking to a buddy in Pensacola who works for the company who talked me into interviewing. So far I've sold four boats and the first one was a Mako, so I'm taking that as a good sign. I have a Mako 284 coming in during middle May, and the deal is that I'll be fishing that for the Funament this year. [][]
        1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
        1985 Mako 20c - sold
        Fort Walton Beach, FL
        http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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        • #5
          [8D] Congrats on the job/career. When 1st read my mind raced to thoughts of economy and boat sales, but sounds like you have hit the ground running. Would definitely be a fun job. Good Luck and I look forward to seeing a new 284.
          \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
          \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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          • #6
            and remember to think of us when you get a trade in that needs work.

            Congrats on the new job!!!!!

            dave
            [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by michigan dave


              and remember to think of us when you get a trade in that needs work.



              Always looking for an excuse to head back down south [][][]
              \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
              \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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              • #8
                quote:


                Originally posted by michigan dave


                and remember to think of us when you get a trade in that needs work.


                Congrats on the new job!!!!!

                dave


                You can be second in line after I re-fill my boat slip! Don't think the trade-in scenario didn't cross my mind when thinking about taking the job. [8D]
                1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
                1985 Mako 20c - sold
                Fort Walton Beach, FL
                http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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