Hello all. Things went smooth today at the landing. We got in first, pre 5:30 AM and we had our peops on by 7:30 with our last climbing aboard before 9:00 and we were gone. Gone to the bait receivers. I was sure of what we were going to get. Straight 2 day old sardine. I told everyone we'd be fishing our way down to the wahoo grounds. It's hot water down there so I didn't want to bring that bait down there too soon in case it would all die. But things were different at the receivers. They had that little mackerel we got a couple trips ago. So we loaded up with that because I'm pretty confident it will live good in that 80+ degree water down below. So as of now, we're headed straight down to the wahoo/tuna/yellowtail/dorado grounds. At least we hope it is. We'll start down there and if we have to work back up to make a catch we will but hopefully we can just make a trip of it down below. So that means we travel today, tomorrow, and arrive the following day hopefully by mid morning. We'll see what kind of speed we make.
Today was nice. We hauled but in the morning, but after getting bait and putting her on course, the rush was over. We have been fishing the first day out on every trip since early August, so this is quite the treat not fishing today. We love to fish over here but just relaxing, not having to rush to get the seminar done and rushing to get the loaner tackle out was really nice. I took a nap. It was pretty cool. I'm showered, rested and just sitting here writing to you folks.