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Captain Mike Pritchard checked in tonight with an update from the Tribute out of Seaforth Sportfishing in Mission Bay. We had a nice day of fishing for our group of 33 passengers today. We caught 4 Bluefin and 165 yellowtail (mexican limits). We had to go almost 80 miles to go get some today. We go again tonight.
A five mile drift produced 157 yellowfin tuna and 72 skipjack tuna.
64 yellowtail 2 bonito 1 barracuda. A few quick opportunities today.
The pressure is off. We never made it down to any Island today like we planned. At about 9 am or so the sonar went clunk, clunk and we went sideways for an hour. It wasn't the best grade but it definitely wasn't the worst. It was this years middle grade. 8-14 pounds with a sprinkling of 16-22 pounders in the mix. Like I said, not the best but not the 2-6 pounders either. But for a stressed out 4 day captain, it was lovely. They bit good for about an hour and then they backed off. After that we dedicated ourselves to that zone. We figured that school of 14-25 pounders was just right over there. It wasn't. We didn't see another school of tuna. However, we did find a nice kelp loaded up with big yellowtail. They bit really well for a while too. In fact , they were on the corner like tuna get on the corner for a good 20 minutes and when they backed off the corner, they still bit good for a while. Other then that though we didn't see much other then the occasional small tuna on the trolling jigs but we're stoked for what we got today. The pressure is off.
We're going to stick with the plan and spend tomorrow at an Island hopefully drifting for hours. The weather has finally backed off after a couple weeks of blowing. Hopefully we get some descent weather for a nice long stretch and can get back to fishing where we please when we please.
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Hello everybody. Good times this morning on the sea anchor. Biting bluefin tuna with a smattering of nice yellowtail to start off our day made breakfast taste that much better for everyone who attended the meal call. A half pound breakfast burrito tastes just a little better after pulling on fish for a couple hours after the sunrises. Anyhow, we had another decent day today of catching bluefin and yellowfin, mostly on blind jig strikes, and shaking off "neck-tie" yellowtail and dorado's to fill in the gaps when the tuna had their noses in the mud. For the most part, their noses stayed in that mud but when they did pop up, we made the most of it with some quality tuna fish.
Another solid day made for the decision to head coastal and see if we can't find us some yellowtail's with some size to them. We'll give this offshore scene another try later but for now, we're going to get out of the wind for a bit and give the anglers a change of scenery. We'll fill you in on our day tomorrow evening. Take care.
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