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Returned last week from our 8 day Red Rooster III charter, and what an nice way to begin November! Very different trip for us this year. First off, we had some guys from Colorado who were to have been on another boat which had mechanical problems. So, our limited load of 22 increased to 30. Some of those guys were snake bit twice, having similar issues on both the Intrepid and Independence. They really needed to be on our trip! Unlike the last bunch that came over from Colorado, they didn't even drink all the beer aboard the boat... 

Now for the fishing, by different I mean that this time wahoo were the predominant species. Usually on this trip we'll catch a few, on troll and mostly with iron or jigs. This year it was indeed different. The Jackpot winner Bob Cherry really took us all to school. Given the number of guys on the boat, I stayed off the stern and chucked iron...for no gain other than a couple scrapes and one inhaled lure that's still with the wahoo. I did land the second largest, but really Bob schooled us all, catching 13 when the average was 3 fish!  These fish had been under pressure for almost a months time, they've seen plenty of jigs and bombs, they were wary and they really went for bait rather than artificials. Bob, dropped down to 27# wire and 30# line, fishing at no more than 8 lbs of drag, and that worked great for him.

The second picture is of one of our regular charter participants. Don was one of three or four of us who had bad luck. He was on 8 fish over the course of the charter when we were in wahoo country. Sawed off, cut off, terminal tackle failure..., he had reason to be frustrated. But, he kept at it. Finally at the end of the trip we stopped by Benitos Island for a mixed bag of fish. I got a couple yellowtail on a Killer jig #6 blue and white in brass, Sky landed a very nice white seabass, and then to cap off the trip Don finally got bit (and landed) this nice halibut.

1st place Jackpot Bob Cherry 61.4 lb wahoo
2nd place Jackpot Skylark Littlefield 55.4 lb wahoo
3rd place Jackpot Tom Gabon 54.8 lb wahoo

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