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|🗺️ Location||PORTSMOUTH ISLAND|
|⏰ Fast Updates||Every day|
|🐟 Species||All Species|
|🗓️ Next Update||Tomorrow|
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It was awesome yellowtailing this morning. As soon as we got to the grounds it was on and that time was dark 30. That's right. It wasn't even daylight yet and we were gettin um. Nice big fat yellows. As soon as daylight hit we were still gettin um and we kept gettin um for a few more hours too. And after that, we made a move and we were gettin um there too. So lunch time came around and Chef Shawn made yellowtail sandwiches and guess what, they were awesome. After that we worked up up up to get us in position for bluefining tomorrow. The weather coming up is not good. As I write this at the Charger halftime my legs are 6 feet apart for balance. Sometimes my butt is against the wall and I can barely reach the keyboard. The weather man is calling for better weather tomorrow. Should we believe him?
Today was a good day. We got into the yellowtail mid morning and it was game on till lunch time. The grade wasn't the best but it was good enough. 12 up to 22 pounds and all in between. We had the passengers save some tags for the bigguns though the common grounds looked dead so we traveled to new grounds and connected near the end of the day. Everyone had a few more shots at them before we had them wind um up so we could put ourselves in position to be at the bluefin grounds before daylight.
The weather today was great. Cold but windless and on a boat thats all we care about. No wind no sea. Shawn through out a kick but appetizer spread and we're preparing to eat a seared ahi dinner. Can't wait. Gotta go.
Mama Bear- Little Bear still has both feet planted on the boat and is doing great.
We had bad odds today. We fished for wahoo and our fish hooked to fish landed ratio was poor. It always is with wahoo but I feel today was extra bad. I think if you're landing half of what you hook with wahoo you're doing OK. Today at best we were 1/3. At best. I called out to 2 of our anglers fishing today and asked what there ratio was for the day and I got a 1/2 and a 1/4. Then my buddy Dave came up to the wheel house and said he was 0/4. So that gives you an idea. If we would've caught half of what we hooked today we would've had a really good day.
Alright. I'm done whining. I'm still glad we came here. Everybody got there chance at a wahoo and there's still a chance for some more tomorrow. We're headed inside now and we'll be fishing for wahoo while we're looking for tuna first thing tomorrow morning. The weather now is fantastic. A little weird this morning with mixed swell and a wind coming from the southwest but it's beautiful now.
We couldn't come to an agreement on a price for someone to wear Mark's shirt today. Justin wanted 200 and Mike said he'd do it for 150 but I couldn't find enough people to chip in. It was a good one too. He was wearing a white shirt today, so by 9:00 this morning he could've entered a wet t-shirt contest. He may have won too if you're into guys like Mark.
OK. So once again, we were one of the lucky boats today. Two days in a row, we're carrying the horseshoe. We had arguably our best stop of the year this morning. A month ago we had a day where we caught a larger quantity of yellowfin than we caught today and ultimately we caught more tonnage that day, but the quality/quantity of these yellowfin this morning were second to none in 2015. Holy Toledo. Same grade as yesterday. About a 25 pound average. One fish hold down. We feel blessed. It was not for everyone today unfortunately but fortunately we were one of the lucky ones.
The afternoon stunk for us though. It got very crowded in the zones that had fish and it made it tough to stay in those zones. We kept wanting to leave but we wouldn't see anything when we did so we would end up back in the crowd and that fish wouldn't bite well. It was a long afternoon but much easier to handle with one full well on board already.
The weather was great. Just like San Diego weather because that's where we were. Tomorrow we're going to be concentrating on bluefin tuna. We've caught 18 of them the last couple days and they are beautiful. We want some more. The boats that fished it this morning were not happy about it but we're hoping it was an off day today and they want to float tomorrow. Timing is everything and so far our timing has been right on. Let's keep this ball rolling.
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