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Good evening to all readers. We're fishing the second annual Bogart Construction short range trip. We departed this evening around four, got some bait and are currently serving our beautiful cuts of the prime rib as I write this. We'll fish all day tomorrow and head it back for home on yet another turn around. It sounds like it was a down day today in the offshore grounds with not so good of weather so we're glad we were at the dock today. Tomorrows forecast shows the wind backing off and with that hopefully the fish float. We'll see.
Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Hi friends. Our final fishing day was spent pulling on big, beautiful yellowtail in the 18-25 lb. class with a couple of standouts here and there. These fish were hittin' on the yo-yo iron real nice and the guys are all worn out from all the crankin' they did today. It was a nice way to end the trip on a high note and at days end, we had to call it a trip and begin our trek back to San Diego. We'll be traveling all day tomorrow to arrive back to the docks on Saturday morning. The seas are beautiful at the moment and it's looking like we'll have more of the same for tomorrow. We'll report back with you tomorrow night.
P.S. Uncle Eddie says "NICE!!! Green flash on the sunset tonight".
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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 bennett springs state park 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.