That's the Ocean Trigger we got in Johnson Cay...good fish tacos
In my last post from Johnson Cay I mentioned how beautiful it is. It is until the wind comes out of the north. The forecast had a frontal passage with north winds for Friday night. That meant we got out of there Friday morning.
Every day we get the forecast for seven days out, and it shows the weather data in six hour intervals. You really need that kind of accuracy down here or you will get your butt handed to you. We decided to move a couple of miles to Man O' War Bay. It offered protection from the west and north.
We got there with light west winds. That meant we could go hunting on the outside (east side) of the Cay. That only happens a couple of times a season. Usually it's way too rough out there. Friday was our chance...and we went. We only had to go a short way from the anchorage. We were only out for about an hour and a half, but the lobster haul was great. I took six, but they were huge. These guys were several pounds each. So the actual amount of meat was big. Bill (Veranda) and I had a ball.
What a haul!
That's a lot of lobster meat
That's a Slipper Lobster...very sweet
A couple of big guys
Kim eventually said, "That's enough, the bucket is full". So I had to get at least one more. Bill had the same issue with Christy. I don't think they were as dialed in to the kill as we were. It was a bonanza. Bill got so many he had to give a bunch away.
I also got a Hogfish...love 'em. One of the lobsters was a Slipper Lobster. Those guys look just like a cockroach. I'm sure they haven't evolved much in 2 million years.
I've included some more pictures of Johnson Cay and of course some pics of our hunting results. There is a picture of an Ocean Trigger that I shot while at Johnson. We had to put two spears in him to make sure we could get him in the dinghy. Needless to say, Kim's had her hands full with the latest hunting trips. She deals with the critters when I bring them up. She's good at it, and is right there when needed.
The anchorage at Johnson Cay
The view from our foredeck
The goat herd on Johnson Cay
The Ocean trigger had a lot of meat...very good
We're back at Hog Cay and tomorrow is mailboat day. We should have some items being delivered...we hope, but it's always an adventure.