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OK. It took until 4:00 this evening but I finally made up my mind of where we're going to go. All day long it's been running through my head. "rocks or ridge, rocks or ridge. They both had there advantages and disadvantages but I believe I made the choice with the more advantages for this stage of the trip. It's like a chess game out here sometimes with the rest of the fleet.
So as you know we traveled all day. We did a fishing seminar shortly after breakfast and I feel I got everyone on board super pumped on catching cow tuna so now we're going to have to do it. No pressure though. Tackle rigging, naps, relaxation, antsy. Basically all the feelings. Right now most of the boat is watching a batman movie loudly. Some are lounging on the upper deck but dinner should be soon and off goes the movie. It smells terrific too. Baby back ribs tonight.
So we have about 1/2 a day of traveling left to do and then we'll be in full fish mode for about a week straight. Here we go.
Started our drift with no boats in sight. Ended our drift with the same.
10 nice Bluefin, lost a few. A very nice Yellowfin and Yellowtail on kelp near by.
Another great day of fishing out here. We had 160 rockfish 7 lings and 137 whitefish for 16 guys on the Endeavor.
I think I'm going to start naming my reports. This one is called "We should have stuck with the game plan". The plan was to start where we did, and if it didn't look good run up 40 miles to the next spot arriving just after lunch when it's bite time there. Well we started off slow. Conditions were a little funky. We saw some fish, but they didn't really bite. We caught a few yellows and the biggest ling cod I've ever seen brought up on this boat, but it wasn't good enough to stick around. So we started off sticking with the plan when we left and went north but then we decided to do some radio fishing. I heard 4th hand and then 3rd hand that a boat had a couple really good dorado kelps the day prior almost in striking distance and then really good yellowtail in the afternoon definitely in striking distance. Then I saw on my water temp chart that same water just a few hours below us so we made the move. Obviously by my whining you can tell it didn't work out. We didn't find much kelp in the good water. We found one OK kelp but we only caught a handful of flats. There was a few wahoo swimming around it but we didn't catch any.
So that's OK. We're not worried. We still have yesterdays afternoon yellowtail hot spot to fish. Not today. Should have been here yesterday. Maybe that should be the name of the report. We saw some and caught a few but it was nothing good. So here we sit. I'm not sure if we stuck with the game plan that it would have worked out. There already was a boat on the spot we were headed to and it's kind of a one boat spot so maybe we didn't miss anything.
It's funny. I haven't written this long of a report in a long time. If fishing was good today I probably would have written one paragraph. I needed to rant. Anyways we're going to stick it out here and regroup and try it again in the morning. Hopefully we find some yellows to work with but either way we plan on looking for a dorado kelp in the afternoon. Hopefully I only write one paragraph tomorrow.
Fishing reports for ny 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.