We had big plans to compete in the Battle for the Kayaks tournament down in Panama City Beach the weekend of September 19th, but work (Thursday) and baseball (Sunday) cut our trip short. Instead of canceling altogether, we decided to spend a day and a half fishing as much as we could and trying our new yaks offshore.
So we took off late Thursday after work and made the six hour trip down. The weather was pretty crappy Friday morning and we had no luck offshore. I can say that I caught my first squid from a yak though (no picture unfortunately). He squirted me a few times and then we parted ways.
After packing up our gear Saturday morning for the trip home, we decided to try our luck on the pier. The king mackerel bite was much slower than our July visit, but junior managed to land his largest king from the pier about an hour before we had to take off. This fish made the trip for us!
I even caught a little video action before I had to run and get the gaff. We’ll be back and I will get pulled by a king on the yak soon.