Fishing the ADSFR on the Flying Fish - July 19-21, 2018© Photos Posted by Mark Primo Miller © Hi-Res Source
This was a last minute trip onboard the Flying Fish, a 31 Cabo with twin Catepillars, to fish the ADSFR. Onboard was Justin Fadalla, Mike Schambeau, Andy Hardin, and Randall. We left late on Thursday after the Captains meeting at Dauphin Island. First stop was live bait on the way to Blind Faith. At daybreak we had made it to Delta House and found no bait, no fish, pretty much dead. As we continued toward Thunderhawk, we hit a big line of thunderstorms with severe lightning and the Radar showed it was not moving and stretched from Nakika to Thunderhorse so Justin made the decision to run back East to Horn Mountain. We found bait action there but could not get any game fish to bite, did not mark any, and the other boats did not seem to be picking any up either. So we ran to Ram Powell and then further East to do some bottom fishing. We managed to only pickup one decent Scamp Grouper and then ran southeast to the Spur to try for Swordfish. We only found Sharks there and then came back to the Steps and eventually back to bottom fishing to get some Red Snapper. We threw back several Amberjack but did get some Red Snapper too. About 30 miles from port and around 1 or 2pm, we were trying to get to one more spot and ran out of fuel. Sea Tow refused to come get us saying it was too rough (Mike is a member of Sea Tow). A nice group of guys in a 27 Cape Horn towed us several hours at about 3 knots until we finally got the Coast Guard to come out and rescue us. They towed us in to Fort Morgan where Sea Tow took over and got us into Fowl River. Andy gave me a ride back to Dauphin Island where my Truck was and eventually I got home around 2am on Sunday Morning.