Happy Easter! We left the deck around 6:45 am (we were up early hunting for eggs!) and returned to the dock around 8:30 am. It was cold and windy with seas about 2-3 feet. There were white caps evident. We caught 1 fish in the same area as on 4/5. The fish hit the deep 9" white and hooked by both main and stinger. We unhooked the fish and returned him to the water without a picture.
We left the dock at 7:30 am and were back at the dock by 10:00 am. We found a school of fish in 40-50 feet of water on the west side of the fishing channel in between G1 & G85a can. We caught 5 fish in progression traveling east over school only. Fish 1 and 2 where on the white billy bar. Fish 3 was on a chartreuse umbrella. Fish 4 was on the dummy line. The last fish was on the deep chartreuse tandem and swallowed the bait. Cameron had to put his arm down the fish's throat to about his elbow to de-hook the fish. Thank goodness for a fearless 8 year old first mate! We returned the fish immediately to the water to give it the best chance to survive. Thankfully the fish swam away under it's own power.
We left about 7 am. This was the first trip of the year to see where the fish were. I started at Thomas Point Lighthouse - Brickhouse Bar, Bloody Point and back to G1. there was minimal marking until almost back to where I started. I caught one fish between G1 and Bloody Point in about 40 feet of water (white billy bar farthest out). We returned home around 12:30.
The fishermen of our home are Mike (Dad) and Cameron (the boy). They both love to be out on the water and it's wonderful that they share that with each other.
Pictures can be viewed in the Photo Gallery.