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22 yellowtail 2 dorado. Unable to find a lucky kelp or a school today.
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.
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.
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