We were back on the water today after a hiatus during which I fished the Oil Rigs off the Texas Gulf coast, and more recently Nova Scotia for giant Bluefin Tuna. (We caught up to 17 giants per day on rod and reel, but that’s another story.) With east wind gusting to 20 knots I elected to start on a 90′ reef spot which is known for large Yellowtail. We had brisk west current and the Snapper came right to the surface and we caught about 20 head of quality fish. Ballyhoo swam up in the chum slick and we had plenty of liveys with one throw of the net. We spent the last hour and a half slow trolling a 200′ color change and raised 4 Sailfish, catching a double header. All in all good fishing for what is thought of as “off season”