The pressure is off. We never made it down to any Island today like we planned. At about 9 am or so the sonar went clunk, clunk and we went sideways for an hour. It wasn't the best grade but it definitely wasn't the worst. It was this years middle grade. 8-14 pounds with a sprinkling of 16-22 pounders in the mix. Like I said, not the best but not the 2-6 pounders either. But for a stressed out 4 day captain, it was lovely. They bit good for about an hour and then they backed off. After that we dedicated ourselves to that zone. We figured that school of 14-25 pounders was just right over there. It wasn't. We didn't see another school of tuna. However, we did find a nice kelp loaded up with big yellowtail. They bit really well for a while too. In fact , they were on the corner like tuna get on the corner for a good 20 minutes and when they backed off the corner, they still bit good for a while. Other then that though we didn't see much other then the occasional small tuna on the trolling jigs but we're stoked for what we got today. The pressure is off.
We're going to stick with the plan and spend tomorrow at an Island hopefully drifting for hours. The weather has finally backed off after a couple weeks of blowing. Hopefully we get some descent weather for a nice long stretch and can get back to fishing where we please when we please.