About 2 hours passed,the sun had not yet broken the horizon, but our crew was busily unloading our kayak transportation vehicle making sure we did not forget anything. We even had our battle weapons prepped! Bats, gaffs, and even a rubber mallet used for closing paint cans were included in our arsenal. There must have been something about watching youtube videos of tuna preforming the harlem shake and beating their captors in a hilarious yet informational fashion.
The Runaway was loaded up and heading full throttle out of Teach's Lair Marina as the sun started to show itself in the distance. We all tried to take naps on the ride out but that was seemingly impossible after the breakfast of cigarettes and redbull. Captain Jay yelled down from his perch atop the runaway that we had arrived at our first spot and that he was marking fish. Ian the mate ran to the back of the boat with rod in hand to see what was down there. I joined Ian at the stern to get in on the action. We dropped our 7oz jigs down to 150-175' and started jigging (THANKS YOUTUBE!). I got lucky, a blackfin hit my lure on the drop. After reeling it in and taking a quick breath it was time to deploy the kayaks. We dropped in and caught a few more fish in that location but the majority of the were amberjack. If you have never caught an amberjack from the kayak it is like trying to control a jackhammer 100 feet below the kayak. They fight hard! After an hour or so Capt. Jay said that we were going to move.
Jay motored off into the distance to check another spot while we followed in our kayaks. As we approached Jay let us know that there were "a lot of sharks". Sharks?!?! Fantastic. We all landed a few more fish at this next spot but the sharks were very bad. We lost a lot of tackle and several fish. After a few hours on this spot and a few close calls with the sharks we made the call to head back inshore and catch kings. We did just that, at the very end of the day we landed 6 stud kings from the kayaks between the 3 of us in 30ish minutes. It was a blast. Our next trip is already on the books and of course the gopro's will be running.