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|🗺️ Location||LAKE GREENWOOD|
|⏰ Fast Updates||Every day|
|🐟 Species||All Species|
|🗓️ Next Update||Tomorrow|
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Well today didn't go like we were hoping. We didn't catch anything on the anchor in the morning like we did yesterday morning. So we thought at least we could get our 3 wahooless passengers a skin but that didn't happen. There were quite a few boats trying. We already caught a bunch of tuna the last couple days, so we stuck with the plan and got out of there way and left to go fish yellows. That was a bust. There were three of us looking around and none of us caught much. Just a few handfuls of yellows was all. So we decided to take off after lunch and we put it on course for Alijos Rocks. We'll be there tomorrow morning and our plan is to catch some more wahoo. We'll give it at least a full day there and maybe even another halfer. Hopefully we have the place to ourselves there tomorrow. We did get one really nice hoo during our travels this afternoon. It was about 65 pounds. A trip maker for the young Darrel. You'll see it later on the website when we put it up. Take care now.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Bluefin are the most unpredictable fish out there that we fish for. If you would have told me yesterday that we were going to have a day like we had today, I would have laughed in your face. Never again though. I will never trust this fish. For the last several days the bluefin fishing was very poor. I really thought that it was over for the year. I was wrong. Today we experienced the best bluefin tuna fishing I have ever seen. This is on a quantity to quality ratio that I'm talking about here. In my 13 years of long ranging, today was the best for the Bluefins.
Just after 6:00 this morning we stopped on a single fish mark under the boat. Just after 6:00 tonight we left them. The whole time we drifted it was pretty much wide open. The fish were from 25 up to 75 pounds. Most of them being in the 30-40 pound range. Once again we went into battle and we won. Oh yeah, we fished in the rain. At around 11:00 it started raining and it never stopped. Everyone on board was absolutely drenched all day and it was awesome. By the end of our stop no one was fishing so Mark and I grabbed a couple of rods and boated 3 of them ourselves. It was only Mark and I fishing and I was bringing one in and wouldn't you know it, when the fish was at gaff, there was Mark's spectra tangled all over my fish. 2 anglers fishing and he manages to make a big tangle. MAAAARK!!! I would have made him put on the dunce helmet but he was already wearing it. Heres why. There was a 2 fish tangle and Mark grabbed 1 of the rods to unwrap it and he dropped it right in the water. MAAARK!!!. Unbelievably another person fishing managed to hook one of the guides on the rod and we got it back. Fish and all. I immediately tossed Mark the yellow dunce helmet and he wore it all day.
Needless to say everyone on board is beat tired and we will not have any trouble sleeping through the night tonight. We're headed for the yellowtail grounds now and will be there first thing in the morning.
OK. It took until 4:00 this evening but I finally made up my mind of where we're going to go. All day long it's been running through my head. "rocks or ridge, rocks or ridge. They both had there advantages and disadvantages but I believe I made the choice with the more advantages for this stage of the trip. It's like a chess game out here sometimes with the rest of the fleet.
So as you know we traveled all day. We did a fishing seminar shortly after breakfast and I feel I got everyone on board super pumped on catching cow tuna so now we're going to have to do it. No pressure though. Tackle rigging, naps, relaxation, antsy. Basically all the feelings. Right now most of the boat is watching a batman movie loudly. Some are lounging on the upper deck but dinner should be soon and off goes the movie. It smells terrific too. Baby back ribs tonight.
So we have about 1/2 a day of traveling left to do and then we'll be in full fish mode for about a week straight. Here we go.
Fishing reports for lake greenwood 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.