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Today was kind of a disappointing day. We woke up catching yellowtail but it quickly stopped biting after daylight. We trolled up the place for several strikes on wahoo but the catching was slim. The ratio of hooked to land is never good with wahoo but this morning it was especially bad. We lost 3 marauders today. That's about what you lose when you have a 100 fish day on these things and we did not. Anyways, after that we weren't getting strikes anymore so we kept her rolling to a couple of spots I've been real excited about trying for the last couple of weeks and it really bummed me out. No wahoo, no tuna, not even any dorado. A few yellows was all. So we ran back up to this mornings honey hole and had a strike where the odds were in our favor. I'm not sure if we lost a fish. 8 lucky anglers caught a nice wahoo. We trolled it up till dark for nothing else. We're going to give it one more chance tomorrow looking in a different wahoo, dorado zone and if it stinks we're going to finish up the trip in the closer to home zone. We're keeping an eye on the storm so there's nothing to worry about ladies. I'll bring you hubbies home safe and sound.
Once Again the ocean proves to us that everything will balance out if given enough time. Just last week it looked as if we would never touch our gaffs again. Today our 31 anglers were treated to a long drift that ended with 19 bluefin tuna from 60-100 lbs and 2 20lb yellowfin tuna. Preparation, an open mind and understanding that Mother Nature is the one one in charge is all you need. A wise old man once told me “we’re only as good as the fishing” today the fishing was very good and we are thankful.
Thank goodness for slow speed. Even though we got a really good jump yesterday, we weren't going to be getting anywhere down below till late tomorrow. Our speed was horrible. 1.5 knots below average. But we sped up this morning. Yup. This morning we were only making .75 knots below average. That all costs a whole lot of time when you're traveling great distances so we decided we'd have to be stopping short. So that's what we did this afternoon, arriving at 4:30.
Wow! It didn't take long before everyone had a tuna on. And they weren't those 8-14 pounders either. There were some of those, but the majority of them were those 20-30 pounders. I say again, "wow". It bit steady the whole time we which is a couple of hours. During the stop, I had tied a few hooks and cast a few baits out, you know , like we do, and quite a few times the hook would fall off and I would scratch my head and ask myself, " are my knots failing"? They weren't. It took crew member Justin to spot a wahoo flying out of the water to figure it out.
So we wound them in and threw back the marauders. Before dark, which wasn't long, we had a little binger for 5 and then one for 1 50 pounder. Say it with me now. "Wow"! We aren't going anywhere tonight. We'l just kick back and see what the day has to offer.
My buddy Glen caught the 50 pound wahoo today. Every year for a while now he has been the last member of the little troll team that I like to call, " the troll of shame" That's the last few people on board who have not yet caught a wahoo. He will not be joining that team this year. Nope. This year he can join the heckling party. He get's to see what it's like from the other side. Way to go Glen.
Fishing reports for de surf 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.