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We drifted most of the morning until around 9 or so. We drifted due to us catching fish. We caught a whole lot of fish this morning. They weren't the same 20-25+ pounders we've been getting. There were a few of those, but these were about half that size. It wasn't what we were hoping for but they were still fun. The guys were having a blast. They were getting some practice at the whole tuna fishing thing, picking a good bait, where to drop in, follow your fish... And they got to use some of there tags as well.
After that we thought it would be a great idea to make a few hour run and get to San Clemente Island to catch those big yellows we caught there a couple of trips ago. In theory it sounded great, but we didn't catch very many yellows. We ended up bailing on it and looking for some bluefin that's been hanging around there. We saw one pretty good spot around there but they wouldn't bite. At dark we ended where we'll start tomorrow. Some boats had some pretty good days here today on a very good grade of yellowfin along with some of that 25-50 pound bluefin as well. Oh how I hope we can get in on some of that tomorrow.
Time will tell. Cross your fingers at home. We'll take some good luck anywhere we can.
There really isn't much to report today.. We didn't fish. We traveled all day. We chose to fish later last night in the windless lee of Cedros catching yellows, tuna, and seabass instead of going offshore in the wind/swell and most likely catching nothing or small tuna. I think we made the right choice. We had a bit of a bumpy ride last night, or so I'm told. As usual I slept through it. We were almost to the coast when I woke up for my watch, so things were a lot smoother. So today we slept in and had a late breakfast of biscuits and gravy. The crew got our scrub on while the customers read, hung out and played poker. After lunch, on cue, most of the boat took a nice nap. Now dinner is at it's end and my watch is almost over and I'm ready for bed.
We'll be arriving tomorrow at 6:00 in the morning. We should have a fairly quick turn around and we'll be back out again, this time for 4. I'll be taking her out and I'm not sure where we'll go yet. Fishing right now is at that stage where things need to and will change very soon. We just hope we're in the right place when they do.
19 bluefin 6 yellowfin 22 bonito 1 yellowtail. Encouraging sign for our first day back offshore.
Happy July 4th everyone.
We started our morning off doing some bluefin watching. It's like whale watching but instead of whales you watch bluefin. In other words they didn't bite. We got on one spot and they were practically smacking the side of the boat they were so close but they wanted nothing to do with us. After a little bit of that and a kelp for some yellows and our first dorado of the year we started getting strikes on yellowfin. It was pretty steady for 1 1/2 hours then shut down for 1 1/2 hours then started up again for 1 hour then went completely dead. We went west because west is best. After lunch things got interesting. We started to see big schools of yellowfin and it didn't stop until dark. As my grandma would say, "holy Toledo!". Unfortunately they were not biting fish. We would get stops for 2,1,1,2,4,1,1,2,2,3,3,3,1,2, like that. But we stayed busy and worked hard at it and scratched out a nice catch. We had 40 tuna stops and averaged 2 per stop. Now thats scratching.
The weather was incredible. As my grandma would say, "holy Toledo!". Variable winds all day. That means there wasn't enough wind to measure. I think that's what it means anyway. We're headed back in and will be docking at 7:15 in the am and we will be turning around on a 6 day. I'll be your captain. See you then.
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