Originally Posted by PBzeer
On the run from Destin to Tampa Bay, we trolled a line out on the front of the third wave of the wake (we were motoring, 3 day trip, 3 hours of wind). The hardest part was once we got them up to the boat. Killing them, then cleaning them made a mess of the cockpit.
We brought in 2 King Mackerels, a Wahoo, and some Bonitas. Had to quit after about 4 hours as we had no more room in the fridge.
As for killing the fish, try a bit of alcohol in the gills. I keep a bottle of cheap gin on board for this. When I bring it up into the gunwale, I then hold it down and pour a couple of shots of the gin in then gills. They same to go out a little happier too.