Fishing with Pablo: Offshore Whales, Dolphin, Turtles, Sharks and More!
We found a pod of bait I believed to be chub mackerel but I really could not identify them. We trolled around and near that pod for a while with no knock downs or fish.
After the whales and dolphins left we trolled around for a few more hours spotting two sea turtles and a Mola Mola or Ocean Sun Fish.
About 11 am we decided to call it quits and headed towards Shinnecock to work the lobster pots and schools of bunker that we would encounter on the way back home.
We were able to pick off a tiny Mahi Mahi and 2 Jack Caravelles but nothing big or notable.
As we headed back west toward Moriches we stopped at another bunker pod that seemed to be agitated and harassed by something underneath them.
We all snagged a bunker and didn’t wait long for some action as I spotted a Shark Fin headed straight for us!
Angelo Peluso just happened to be casting in that direction and hooked a 6′ Thresher Shark!! The Shark took took off, spooling his light reel set up in about 60 seconds all 300 yards of line gone before we could turn the boat in its direction and make chase.
We all had a good laugh and that was all she wrote as we headed back into the Great South Bay.