I went out fishing at sponge beach with
Kirk and his dad. We launched their 11 foot whaler - Mini
Me - from the beach and started trolling right away over
the shallow reefs. We didn't get any bites on the reef so
we went out to some deeper water around 50 feet. I had a
medium sized barracuda but he got off, and then a little
while later I got a big bite and my drag started screaming
out. I thought it must be a big barracuda but it down too
deep for a barracuda. After we got the fish closer to the
boat I looked down expecting to see a big grouper and I saw
two Black Jacks (Caranx
)! One of them was shadowing the one I was
Black Jacks are an uncommon jack that lives from 50 - 1200
feet. This is the first one I have caught. We threw him in
the fish box and started trolling about the same distance
out and I caught a small 'cuda that we let go. Later Kirk
got a big four pound (23") Bar Jack. My Black Jack was 25"
and weighed 7 pounds. I caught the Black Jack and a small
Blue Yozuri and Kirk got the big Bar Jack on a white and
silver jig. We only got some smaller fish after that so we
decided to go diving on the reef inside. There were lots of
parrotfish but that was about it.
I can't upload any pictures now because
of the speed of the internet, I'll post some later.