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Matador Customer Offshore Report Mahi

Wednesday September 15th 2010 - 15:00 AM EST
Added by: Jake Hiles

Here's a report from our charter on 9/5/10 - Hauled the camper to VA Beach for the holiday weekend and couldn't haul my boat too so we booked a full-day offshore charter out of VA Beach on Sunday with CAPT Jake on the Matador. It was a family affair with my father, wife, and 3 grown children. Daughters are 20 and 22 with neither weighing over 120 lbs and wife is just a little bigger so we asked for Mahi and CAPT Jake and his mate Josh more than delivered. We ran straight to the Norfolk canyon at first light on Sunday to keep an eye out for storm debris, didn't see any. A 70+ mile ride in minimum 4' seas with a 25 kt blow was sporty but not unbearable, Matador is a solid machine. We trolled around crab pots until we found the Mahi and then switched to bailing gear. With 3 - 4 hooked up until we lost the school, rods and fish were flying around the cockpit. Josh did a great job of switching from trolling to casting gear, unhooking fish, baiting hooks, cutting chunks, rigging hoo, and keeping the ice flowing. No matter how loud CAPT Jake yelled at Josh or how many fish were swinging his direction, he kept his cool and things ran smooth in the cockpit. Never got into any gaffer sized Mahi but after 57 bailers, a 35 lb Cuda, a White Marlin that spit the hook with a leap just 10' from the boat, and a little too much dramamine, we were all napping hard in the ice-cold AC by 3pm. Everyone had a great time and the freezer is now full of vacuum packed Mahi fillets. 25 year old son kept the Cuda, the meat was as white as the Mahi and he's going to see how it tastes. Just passing along a postive review, offshore charters aren't cheap and it's good to find a guy that can customize the trip so everyone is in on the action. ---- Thanks for the report! We hope to see you again soon!



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