Sunday, September 21, 2008

Customer - Max in Ft. Lauderdale, Sept. 20, 2008

Customer of mine, Max, and his buddy George took a charter out of Ft. Lauderdale on a boat called "Local Knowledge". Capt. Mike at the helm and the deck hand was Glenn. They headed out about 1pm on Saturday and were greeted to perfect weather and calm seas. Capt. Mike said the action had been a little slow but they had some luck with the Kings earlier in the day.

Hey Max, Sweet shirt !!! LOL
Here's George, ready to get into some action. Nice hat George.
Here's the spread, minus the "Maxamiliano". Max's spiral wrapped Shieldski custom paired with a Penn 6 wide. It was off to the side and would be rigged to an outrigger for action later to come.
So Max is the first one up, and the first rod starts getting line ripped off at a pretty good pace. Max grabs the rod and makes quick work of the first catch of the day. A very respectable 42" King. Looks like dinner to me !!
Then the next reel takes off and George jumps in the chair. He ends up boating the second fish of the day. Once again, another King.
This one a bit smaller at 36", but still some sweet filets for sure.
Then the action slowed for a good while, with a couple of break-off's thrown in for good measure. So they start heading back in. They are trolling the whole way back in, and as they enter in Intercoastal the 6 Wide on the Maxamiliano starts screaming. Max jumps in the chair, gives the hook a good solid set with a yank on the rod and game-on!! A bit later, they get the fish close to color and it looks like another King.
But, wait.... That's no King, that's a Cuda.
Here's Max with his Cuda that taped out to over 43" and almost 20 pounds. Great catch Max, congratulations. Glad the rod is working out for you. Let me know when you're ready for another one. LOL.

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