Big King off Miami
Captain Nel was busy catching and releasing an 8 pound baby boy (future Top Gun mate) so Captain Dave Brown ran the "Top Gun" for a half day fishing charter. The angler, Jamie Major from Alberta Canada subdued the fish in 45 minutes. Mario Valladares, full time mate on the "Top Gun" drove his trusty custom gaff perfectly in the head but did not dare swing the big fish over the gunnels just in case.
Captain Dave came down from the flying bridge and opened the transom door and beast was brought aboard.
It was caught on a Daiwa BG60 spooled with 20 pound test line.
The fish was weighed by Jack on the Crook and Crook certified scale. Total weight 58.5 pounds.
We know Jack has seen a lot of big kings but he said it was the biggest king he had ever seen.
I am sorry I missed it but it was well worth it. I am very proud of the Captain Dave and Super Mario.
58.5 pound Miami King
8.1 pound Miami baby
About The Author: Captain Nel Martinez
Company: Top Gun Charters, Inc.
Area Reporting: Miami, Miami Beach, Bahamas
Bio: Captain Nel Martinez has been fishing locally in Miami since he was a young boy. His passion has always been being on the water fishing. Born and raised in Miami, he is extremely familiar with the local waters as well as the Islands of the Bahamas. He is a USCG Certified 100 Ton Master Captain as well as an IGFA Certified Observer. He has fished locally in Miami, as well as abroad in the Bahamas, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He enjoys taking out his charters, whether they be amateurs or experienced fisherman, and �putting them on the fish.� His goal is to make sure you have a great day of fishing, and a memorable experience, and most importantly, that you will come back to fish with the "Top Gun", next time you want to enjoy a great day of fishing.