Let me explain to you readers why I had such a great day today. I am in a great mood and here's why. It all starts at the bait receivers. I lifted up the lid for the bait and I saw great bait and alot of them in the box. Then we netted it and it still looked great and after it was in our tanks it still looked great! It was schooled up and hanging low in the tank looking healthy. The best part is we got three boxes of it and for the first time for a while, with the mackerel myself and the crew caught this morning, we have a full load of bait on board. Now we're not totally in the clear yet. The bait had only been in the receiver for a day so it had no time to cure and that's always concerning. It also lost some of it's protective scales as we loaded it so there is a danger of it getting sick but so far so good. We'll know more in the morning. For the first time in 3 nights we're not running in to fish for bait all night so we get to sleep. Stoked.
The other reason I had such a good day is the good day we had today. Our timing was great. I think it started around 4:00. Our first stop of the afternoon was a good one. We landed about 50 of those mostly 20-25 pound yellowfin. After that we went from stop to stop catching anywhere from 5-20 of those beauts. We had one heck of a departure day and those fish were free. Stoked. Oh yeah, the crew and I had a nap today before we got to the grounds and we felt rested and great. Now I'm showered and am going to go eat dinner. Stoked.
We'll be here again in the morning. Tell you about it later.