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The fishing was very slow for us this morning. We caught nothing. Of course that was due to us not fishing at all. We were in full travel mode trying to make our destination shortly after lunch which we did and from here on out for the foreseeable future we're fishing baby. So we were hoping to have a hit on wahoo. The last boat that was in here caught 20 or 30 in a couple days and we thought they were moving in. Maybe they were. When we got here there were two boats already trolling it up. Bad sign for wahooing. We ended up getting one on the marauder and another 4 drifting. Nice ones too. 5 lucky anglers.
The tuna fishing was good. Not wide open. It looked really good on the machines but we could only scratch at them. It was still plenty good to start off our trip and get us going. We tagged about 4 per rod this afternoon so definitely good fishing. No yellowtail though unfortunately. We were hoping for some of that but we never saw one. So we're making a move to look for more yellowtail to go along with the tuna we're catching. We're going to do at least one more day here if not two before moseying on down to look for cows.
The weather has been great so far. Rolly this morning with offshore wind but that straightened out. We had an action packed afternoon which is just what we needed. See you tomorrow.
Polaris Supreme Trip Update 11-18-2013
Where, oh where are the fish hiding? We traveled in a northerly direction all day, prospecting in some very fishy-looking water, without much success. Nice, clean, warm water too. That's why it's called "fishing" and not "catching". We stayed within view of the Baja coast virtually the entire day. Very, very rugged and remote coastline, with the occasional extremely small village, and/or primitive fishing "camp". Many discussions on the boat about how these spots get their water, fuel, food, etcetera in order to live. Our route also put us in a position to have to dodge what seemed like hundreds of lobster traps dotting the immediate coast.
Our weather finally kicked up a notch, after spoiling us for the past eight days. Nothing major, but heading uphill with a fifteen knot breeze is making for an interested ride. I suppose the best description for now would be "bumpy". A nicely presented dinner of filet mignon with crabcakes, potatoes, and asparagus was served, along with a raspberry sorbet for dessert. We'll continue the hunt for some yellowtail on our way home, as this trip winds down.
We'll check back later, hopefully with some positive results from our prospecting. Mike would like to wish his lovely wife Jenny a very happy anniversary. We don't know exactly what time our arrival will be at the dock on Wednesday morning, but if you're meeting the boat, give Susan a call at the office on Tuesday night for an update, and a more accurate ETA.
Your anonymous correspondent signing off ...
Not to much to report from the Polaris Supreme today. We did a tiny bit of fishing this morning. We were seeing little dabs of yellowfin where we were and the boats below us were seeing the same thing. Just a little bit of fish scattered around and stops for not much so we wound in the jigs and put the blinders up and traveled down the rest of the day. We did our wahoo seminar mid morning and after that it was a leisure day. Some slept, some made wire leaders and some just kicked back and enjoyed the lovely weather. Man oh man was it nice out today. Flat calm seas, super light breeze and warm. August must be coming to an end and we welcome that. What a cold windy month for us out here. Our speed has been poor and it's looking like we won't be arriving to our destination until after lunch.
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