Made several rookie mistakes on Sunday and was really glad we have twin outboard power, cause that got us back into port. Ran 40 miles offshore out of Freeport and was on spot and ready to fish at 9am. First mistake was to set out two drift fishing lines and not closely monitor them. Second mistake was to try to set the anchor while not paying attention to the drifted lines. Third mistake was not having a prop wrench on board . . . yep, in a heartbeat about 100 yards of 60# mono, got tightly wrapped around the prop shaft, way up under the back of the prop. We anchored up and I was able to get about 50 yards off, but the rest was still stuck in there with no way to get it out without removing the prop. While on anchor a nice cow Mahi hit the other drifted line so we decided to fish while thinking about our predicament. Caught a second cow Mahi and then decided to pull anchor and head back for the long ride home, dodging storms for the first half of the trip back. Trolled on the way in and caught a nice bull Mahi and one feisty little tunny, so the long ride wasn't a total bust. Will be buying the prop wrench today and will monitor future drifted lines a whole lot more closely.
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