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|🗺️ Location||ORVIS COLORADO|
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|🐟 Species||All Species|
|🗓️ Next Update||Tomorrow|
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Today went well I thought. Starting with our ride up last night. As good as it gets. Flat calm. The only swell was a long swell that would slowly, gently rock the boat. We slept like babies. In fact, I think I woke up with my thumb in my mouth. I let everyone sleep in if they chose to. We didn't start fishing until just before 9:00 in the morning.
We were pleasantly surprised with the fishing. It was good. We tried for some more yellows, for us, and to check out the grounds for future trips as well and they bit well. We kept 2-4 going the whole time until we drove away from them. "We left them biting". Our favorite thing to say out here. After that we ran up and made a few drifts for some Cod. We had the time and I had a few requests so we caught a few rockfish.
Now we're headed home. The crew's scrubbing the boat, I'm writing this, I think there may be a poker game going on, and we're just hanging out and enjoying ourselves and the beautiful ride up. The wind and swell are on our stern. That storm out there is blessing us with a lovely ride home. Its like we're riding down but we're going up. Timing is everything. Sometimes it all comes together and this trip was one of them.
So we'll be home bright and early tomorrow and of course we'll be headed back out a few hours later.
The San Diego out of Seaforth Landing in San Diego,CA checked in with us today:
Steady picking all day on the small yoyo jigs. 44 yellowtail.
Tuesday Dec 4 looks to be the best weather window for those folks looking to fish with us. If yellowtail are unavailable we will target cod in 180-400 ft. Before anyone freaks out, this picture was taken a long time ago and was on a Comercial boat fishing in legal US waters. Come prepared for yellowtail and bottom fish.
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Hi friends. Not much going on with us as the fishing definitely fell flat on it's face down here today. We're currently traveling up the line to fish a little closer to home as a few boats had some good days on bluefin and yellowfin tuna. Rumor has it, the choppers and moppers are on their way to do just that; chop up and mop up this area. Sad face. We're hoping to get in there and pick off a school before the boys in blue do and then we're going to have to book it for home. Take care and wish us lots of luck.
Yesterday morning I was looking at the positions and forecasts of positions and conditions of hurricane Odile and it sure looked to me like we'd be able to go around it that night. So after consulting with Tommy, he did some research and he agreed. And by dark yesterday I was 95 percent sure we could do it. Not enough. We need 100 percent out here. So we headed straight west most of the night until I got an update on the storm at 2:00 am which made me 100 percent sure we could easily make it around the storm. So we hung a left and we've been traveling all day heading for Alijos Rocks. We had some choppy weather this morning but we couldn't tell by our ride because we were going with it. Down swell = a good ride. The weather is nice now that I write this and we're expecting the same the next few days at least.
We usually expect a couple travel days on an 8 day trip and today was one of ours. We did try really hard though to find a nice big dorado kelp but we were unsuccessful. The only kelps we found weren't big enough to hold a school of mahi. So we'll have to do it tomorrow or the next day. Or the next, OK. We'll be concentrating on wahoo first thing tomorrow. We'll be saying our wahoo prayers tonight. I'll check back later.
Here we go again. Arrive/depart today. Off with the old, out with the new. 5 days. That's how long we have on this one. 5 days. Weather forecast looks terrific for at least the next few days so that's wonderful. We have another first for me this trip. Before this trip I have never loaded up with straight mackerel for bait. Other than the last trip but that was a 1.5 day trip. This is long range. Straight mackerel. That's 3 top tanks, and 2 big slammers full below deck. All full of mackerel. So this will be interesting. It looks like great yellowtail bait. Not great for chumming but great for catching the yellows, and I'm sure the bluefin will eat them too, just not as well as the sardine. Oh well. It is what it is. We'll just make lemonade, that's all.
So to start things off tomorrow we will be fishing for those yellowtails. And most likely, we'll be doing that for the next couple of days before getting in the hunt for the blues. Action. We want action. Wish us luck.
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