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|🗺️ Location||SMITH LAKE|
|⏰ Fast Updates||Every day|
|🐟 Species||All Species|
|🗓️ Next Update||Tomorrow|
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Arrive/Depart today. I feel that I've written this report before. We added a few things, like crew members, food, new passengers... We took a few things away, like crew members, old passengers with there fish... Anyways, We left again mid morning on Mr. Chaparro's 18th consecutive charter. A limited load of 20 passengers. We got our bait... We'll see... and are underway. We'll be fishing first thing tomorrow for tuna/yellowtail/dorado all day long and most likely working our way back down to Cedros Island. There looks to be some wind on the way so we like to be at Islands fishing when that happens. More comfty that way.
The weigh in happened. Just a 5 day progress report. Mark actually gained weight while Justin lost some. And Mark was the better eater. Unless he's secretly stuffing his face during his watch or something. Maybe he doesn't remember doing it.
As the sun was setting on our final “offshore” trip of 2020. The moon was rising over the Coronado islands. Today we scratched 60 small yellowtail off of various kelps. Tomorrow’s trip has been cancelled due to lack of reservations. All of our trips in December will be fishing the islands and will require a passport. Reservations are very important this time of year.
7 bluefin. Saw plenty of fish but never found the right school at the right time. All it takes is one stop.
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.
Fishing reports for smith lake are updated each week, usually by Thursday morning. The reports are compiled by an outside contractor who receives the information from bait shops, marinas and fishing guides.