VK385 & MP255A - February 27, 2016© Photos Posted by Mark Miller © Hi-Res Source
This was a Charter with Jason Jones, Bobby Lorenzana, Omar Vasquez, Andrew Whitman, and Jaxon Whitman (10). Based on our trip the previous weekend we ventured East to look for cleaner water. Omar and I were Diving while the rest were fishing. In hind sight, we should have went South to the Horshoes where reports showed the big Yellowfin to be lurking. Anyway, we went on by VK-251 that was full of boats and stopped at the VK-385 cutoff rig. Omar and I made a dive but we had an issue with our sounder and we were just on the edge of the structure. The water was so murky that we missed the structure and aborted the dive. Since the visibility was so bad top to bottom we packed up and went further South to MP225A. Conditions were a little better there but it was not too clear either. We didn't find any Pelagics but I did poke a beautiful thick Amberjack that pegged our 60 pound scale. She had an unusual but beautiful blue color to her as you see in the photos. The weather started bumpy but really settled out nicely at the end of the day. The trip encompassed 14 hours, 172 miles, and 95 gallons of fuel.