Fishing Pictures

Jay and I went deep sea fishing the day before we left the island. We chartered a boat - the Solaris - for a full day.

Since we had an all day charter, the crew took us to the mainland, which was suppose to be better fishing. It sure was - we caught some big ones.

The boat had two up-rigs, one down-rig and three other lines in the water. The bait was some Balao fish, which was dragged on top of the water behind the boat. When the fishing rod bent, we were pretty much assured we had one.

We caught a few Bonita Tuna, a Wahoo, a Mahi-Mahi and a Sailfish. One of the tuna I was reeling in was half-eaten by a shark, which had nasty teeth marks on it once we landed it.

The Wahoo was around 3½ feet, the Mahi-Mahi was around 5 feet, and the Sailfish was approximatly 6 feet in length. We have the Wahoo and the Mahi-Mahi to the crew as a tip, but had to throw the Sailfish back.

The boat we chartered - the Solaris One of the crew rigging up the rods Some of the bait we used - Balao
The boat we chartered - the Solaris One of the crew rigging up the rods Some of the bait we used - Balao
The down-rig attached to the stern Brian trying to reel in something One of the Bonito Tuna Jay caught
The down-rig attached to the stern Brian trying to reel in something One of the Bonito Tuna Jay caught
Brian with the Wahoo he caught A close-up of the Wahoo The Mahi-Mahi in the cooler
Brian with the Wahoo he caught A close-up of the Wahoo The Mahi-Mahi in the cooler
Too large to fit in the cooler The Mahi-Mahi and the Wahoo The crew holds the Sailfish
Too large to fit in the cooler The Mahi-Mahi and the Wahoo The crew holds the Sailfish
Jay with his 5 foot Mahi-Mahi Brian with his 3½ foot Wahoo The tip we gave the crew (plus the tuna)
Jay with his 5 foot Mahi-Mahi Brian with his 3½ foot Wahoo The tip we gave the crew (plus the tuna)