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All I can say is we tried. The baiting went well last night and we arrived to cow town before sunrise. Until 3:30 in the afternoon we didn't see much. We fished hard though once again. Most stayed at the rail. We tried 4 anchor jobs, and a bunch of drifts but like I said, until 3:50 we didn't see much. At 3:50 though things woke up but unfortunately it was short lived and we have nothing to show for it. It gets dark so early now. We saw 3 good spots of 200-300 pound tuna blowing out of the water and 1 really good sonar school of 50 pounders but we could get no reaction from them. At least we got to see them. It's better than never seeing them at all.
I felt the vibe on board and I know the passengers want some action so we're going to try and deliver. We'll be running up tonight and we're going to give "The Ridge" another try tomorrow. We'll go for action and then we still have wahoo to catch.
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Hi friends. Yellowtail fishing was off the hook this morning -- or, on the hook, depending on which way you look at it. Fifteen to twenty-eight pound fish just kept coming over the rail and we also had a few flatheads as well. It was all you could've wanted on fly-lined sardines, yo-yo jigs, and surface jigs too but we only took a few boxes to break up the morning and from there, we ventured offshore with the hopes of finding something floating for dorado and wahoo.
Let me tell you, trying to locate kelps in eighty degree water is a difficult task and although we did get lucky and found a couple scraps, they weren't holding all that much. However, we did troll up a few legitimate ball-slappers, a marlin (healthy release), and one really nice wahoo at dusk caught by Mike Henry. His wahoo looks to be in the fifty to sixty pound range and he coaxed that fat skinny into latching onto a purple and black Marauder. Good going, Mike.
For tomorrow, we'll be fishing for all kinds of species but our main target is wahoo. We'll see what tomorrow brings. Our weather is just splendid and the all-day bronze-a-thon continues. I'm starting to look like Hulk Hogan out here. Supreme guns. Later.
Fishing reports for bitterroot 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.