Excellent inshore/offshore adventure for the Robertson clan

Dolphin, tuna and yellowtail snapper for the Robertsons from Shawnee OK.

Admitted bass fisherman, Jim Robertson, booked a charter for himself, his wife, Melanie, and brother and sister-in-law, Trevor and Holly Robertson.  They thought they’d like to do some shark fishing, but based on the conditions this week, we changed things up and I’m sure glad we did.

We headed straight offshore where we found a floating barrell that held a school of dolphin.  We caught all seven of the keeper size fish and released the eighth, which was sub-legal.  We also released some small tripletail.

We continued on and found some tuna under birds working the surface.  The crew caught a skipjack and a small blackfin.

Next we headed inshore to fish the reef in about 100 feet of water, where the yellowtail snapper were thick.  Once we put the chum in the water, the back of the boat was solid with them.

The gang caught a slew of big flag yellowtails in the three- to five-pound class.

A very successful day of fishing and not a single bass in the bunch!

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