Yesterday was a planned Marathon Hump trip. On the typical Marathon Hump trip we never make it to the Hump because we find so many fish on the way we just don't have the time. Yesterday was probably a too good day with gorgeous weather, calm seas and more Sargasso weed than I have seen in a few years. With that much weed the fish were scattered and moving fast with so much bait to chase. We managed a single dolphin under a frigate bird and another single under the classic "shitload" of birds. We made it to the Hump and lost a nice Blackfin Tuna (BFT) on the first pass for some lack of proper Karma situation, then had a drought while the live bait boats started chumming. The live bait boats didn't stay very long so we picked up four BFT and lost a few more to Karma after they left.
We tried the Permit on the Thunderbolt reef to finish the day but they too were enjoying the day more than our live crab baits. The crew did at least get to see the fish that wouldn't bite so on the whole it was a good day.
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