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The San Diego finished today with 23 yellowfin 42 skipjack. Still plenty of fish out there. Make those reservations.
I think I'm happy with today. Another dorado kelp sure would have been nice though. When I told the other boats we were fishing with what we caught today, they all said good going on your day so I guess I can't complain.
We started off at San Clemente Island yellowtail hunting. It was pretty darn slow first thing. We gave it a while staying patient but we could only take so much, so we explored. For nothing. By mid morning I was concerned I'd be giving the Jackpot money back. No cause for worry though. We went back to our morning spot and the handful of other boats that were chilling there bailed out so we tried it again. We stayed steady for a while catching yellers. Mostly smaller ones though but with a sprinkling of nice ones. It quit biting at lunch so we went looking for a dorado kelp. We found one. It had a great big ball of flats on it. Nice ones too. Some would call them [email protected]#$ slappers. It could've hung around longer but we caught a couple per rod while they were around. We also caught a wahoo. Perhaps the first wahoo this boat has ever caught in American waters. I'm willing to bet good money on it.
And that was pretty much our day as far as catching goes. We fished more. We tried our yellowtail honey hole again but it didn't work out. I think we planned it out good though. We fished a lot. Not a whole lot of long periods of driving like you can get on straight offshore days. We'll be in tomorrow and I'm not sure when we're coming back out. That all depends on you. Whether or not you go 1.5 day fishing with us. Regardless we'll be back out Nov. 8 on a 10 day. Which by the way, you can still book on that son of a gun too.
Today was spent fishing our way north. We started in the dark where passenger Matty hooked the mystery fish that spooled him. We then headed north and found ourselves on the bottom end of the ridge where we got the last passenger who didn't have a wahoo a nice one. Now everyone on board has at least one skin. There was a nice school of nice yellowfin there but we couldn't get one of them to bite. Conditions were good, they just wouldn't hit. We then headed north. The next spot produced another nice wahoo but lacked anything else to go with it so we headed north. Right when the sun was going down and after it was down we hit a school of yellowfin that bit until dinner. We tried a couple more spots after dinner for nothing and are now headed north in good weather. All that northerly travel today left us some time to fish tomorrow and it will be spent trying for more wahoo and some yellowtail fishing. Yellowtail is the one species we don't have a lot of this trip so hopefully we'll use a few tags on those tomorrow.
Well, we started off in the hot yellowtail zone this morning. Us and 4 of the other long range boats. I'm not at all going to call it a bust, it just wasn't what we were hoping/expecting. Things were a little on the slow side. It perked up for a little while but it was short lived. It wasn't bad. I mean we caught almost 50 yellows there before lunch. And they were nice ones too, let me tell you. 26 pound average is my guess without weighing a single one. Maybe 28, OK. But by lunch it was done, done, done. So we got mobile. It wasn't for a few hours before we found something worthy to shut down on. We found a kelp and caught another 25 beautiful tails. I mean beauts.
So we can't complain. 75 gorgeous yellowtail today to go with flat calm, sunny weather. I can think of many, many days out here where I would have paid plenty for a day like we had today. We're making that move while we still can. We'll be getting our Island on tomorrow. Hopefully we can put some more quality yellows on board and fish our last couple days up there in tuna land.
Getting to know your crew: Mark didn't inherit his eating habits from his dad. Nope. Mr. Clark himself is out here in the flesh and I've bussed his plate twice now and I haven't seen a finished plate by a long shot. Mark would never. Especially now with him being hungry all day and all with the diet. Oh, and I guess I have tendonitis in my Supinator muscle which is awesome Stoked.
Matt Hess? Shame on you buddy. I'm supposed to give you a shout out here and I don't even no what to say to you I'm so disappointed. Oh well, see you next time I guess. And Joe Miller. My buddy Joey. You were the first one Jed and I asked about. Get yourself all fixed up and we'll see you next year. We love you and we miss you buddy.
Fishing reports for naples pier are updated each week, usually by Thursday morning. The reports are compiled by an outside contractor who receives the information from bait shops, marinas and fishing guides.