Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Our friends, the Bazen family came to fish with us for two days and we had a great time! The first day was good action with the sails and we picked away at them throughout the day. Mike fishes with his two boys, Sidney and Richard, along with his wife Sandra and her brother Kent. These guys are very good fishermen, catching all kinds of fish in South Carolina! They are all very good at kite fishing and hook the fish themselves. We ended the first day with five sailfish releases and a nice size king. The second day was a little slower, but we still continued to get action! The boys did great and everyone worked hard at keeping the baits out and looking good. As the afternoon of our second day wore on, our team had already released three sails, and we had a nice blackfin tuna in the box. One of the boys was fighting a wahoo and all of the sudden, a big dark shape appeared under out fish! It turned out to be a very big and hungry hammerhead shark! In an amazing burst of speed, the hammerhead raced to the surface and ate the helpless wahoo in a matter of seconds! The wahoo looked to be at least thirty pounds and the shark I couldn't even begin to guess. It was an amazing sight to see and even though we would have like to catch that wahoo it was unbelievable to see such a big shark move so very quickly! After that it was time to head back and let the Bazens begin the trip home. As usual it was a fun trip fishing with our friends and we looking forward to the next time.