We tried to sneak south of VG by cutting through fallen Jerusalem rock. BIG chop as the current
and swell there when we tried to leave. Whoops. Turned around and apologized to my spouse
Anyway, we caught some jacks and a cero mackerel in the straight south of Tortola. All on ballyhoo. One jack had worms and looked disgusting. I read they are safe but no one would have eaten it.
Thursday we left anegada
for Jost but headed north first tondeeper water. About a minute after hitting 200’ had a mahi strike my lure on a handline with a teaser bird. I grabbed it and started hauling it in when the second mahi hit our trolling rod with ballyhoo. Wow!
My first got on deck
and then flipped off the hook. Our gaff man was reeling in the other fish. I didn’t think to jump on it but it was fairly small. The one we did reel in was 36” long and tasted lovely. Then nothing for hours as we were in 4000’+ depth
. Got a third mahi on ballyhoo when we cut back shallower, was about 80’ small fish, we let that one go.
ballyhoo was an interesting experience. The rigged ones are so expensive. Next time i’ll Buy six and probably 24 frozen ballyhoo and just rerig them.