Here we go again. Arrive/depart today. Off with the old, out with the new. 5 days. That's how long we have on this one. 5 days. Weather forecast looks terrific for at least the next few days so that's wonderful. We have another first for me this trip. Before this trip I have never loaded up with straight mackerel for bait. Other than the last trip but that was a 1.5 day trip. This is long range. Straight mackerel. That's 3 top tanks, and 2 big slammers full below deck. All full of mackerel. So this will be interesting. It looks like great yellowtail bait. Not great for chumming but great for catching the yellows, and I'm sure the bluefin will eat them too, just not as well as the sardine. Oh well. It is what it is. We'll just make lemonade, that's all.
So to start things off tomorrow we will be fishing for those yellowtails. And most likely, we'll be doing that for the next couple of days before getting in the hunt for the blues. Action. We want action. Wish us luck.