Offshore Variety in January
Got offshore on a beautiful January day with Gary and Martha fom Georgia. It's nice if visitors have a few days to work with on their trips to Sebastian. I was able to move their fishing day so they could get offshore in good sea conditions and harvest some vittles. Gary was so looking forward to griling some fresh cobia for dinner and tommorow the kingfish was going on the smoker. Good times out on Mother Ocean today. Caught some other tastey bottom fish too and several shark including a giant 100+ pounder. Also had a cool encounter with a sunfish (mola mola). This gentle monster was sunning himself on the surface and didn't seem to mind us as we floated whithin a few feet of him. Awesome sight. I included an encyclopedia pic of one below. Crazy looking fish. Just never know what your going to experience out there.
The ocean sunfish or common mola, Mola mola, is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. It has an average adult weight between 247 and 1,000 kg (545–2,205 lb). The species is native to tropical and temperate waters around the globe. It resembles a fish head with a tail, and its main body is flattened laterally. Sunfish can be as tall as they are long when their dorsal and ventral fins are extended.