Headed south of the Vineyard with Capt. Jeff Smith on Thursday, having met up with Bob Pink at the ramp. Conditions were just perfect- we cruised south in 1" chop, and it was pretty much FAC all day long!
Boated my first (ever) sbft on spinning gear at around 0800, and having gotten on the board, switched to the fly rod. 10 minutes later, BANG, and we were off to the races from there.
We were into small tuna all day long! Can't even count how many were brought to the boat. Most under 20 lbs, but I ended up with one 45 lb. fish on a fly that was probably the most incredible fishing experience I've had yet. I've read magazine stories about days like this, but never in my wildest dreams figured that I'd end up in one of them!
Other treats for the day included fishing with uffdoc, after having only talked to him via posts and email, and seeing him land a dozen or so sbft despite having a broken hand , and watching Steve Moore try to tame first a mako, and then a huge thresher by hand feeding them (practicing for a US remake of the Crocodile Hunter, I think....
Thanks Capt. Jeff for a truly amazing day!!