Today was a bit on the slower side. Until the end but I'll get to that. We woke up in hopes of getting a sea bass bite going but that was only a fairy tale. We got a few yellows is all. After, we made some grouper drifts and caught some more of those Broomtail Groupers. Something like 4 or 5 of them along with some calico bass and yellows while we drifted along. And for the rest of the day we pretty much hung out in the lee of the island and drifted here and there and caught a handful of yellowtail here and there.
Like I said, we fished the lee today. No wind for us. It was lovely. We had plans for dinner at 7:30, so at 7:00 i hopped in the shower to get cleaned up because I was serving, and while I was in there, I heard some cheering, and then again some hooting and hollering hen I was getting out. It turns out the first round of cheers came because of a nice sea bass they brought in. The second was for a yellowfin tuna that was landed. I went down and got the tables set and while I was doing this they kept catching yellowtail, tuna and seabass. After we made first call we had a whopping 1 person come in to eat. Team galley understood though. We knew that there may possibly be no fishing time for the next day due to bad weather running up the line. So we kept catching fish and one by one, passengers would come in and scarf down some dinner, which was a lovely meatloaf that was fantastic, and then go back out and catch some more fish.
This lasted until after 9:00 and then we took off. We ended the stop with 30 yellowtail, 5 white seabass up to about 40 pounds, and something like 6 or 7 on the tunas. We prepared the deck for a rough ride home, and set sail toward the beach to try and improve our conditions. The swells always less on the coast rather than offshore. I doubt we'll have any time to fish tomorrow. Travel day.