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44 yellowtail 17 barracuda 1 bonito. One stop made our day.
Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Good evening, friends. One more day. Just one more day of boatwork and we will be setting sail on our first voyage of the 2012 season. Today was a successful day as the revamped air conditioning unit was finally completed and she's running quite smooth if I must say so myself. Other than loading some dry groceries and other supplies, we did some more cleaning and organizing and I can honestly say that tomorrow everything will be clean and stowed away. For now, we're all enjoying our last couple of days with our families and living the "land life" but at the same time, we're all anxiously awaiting a shot at some of those gorgeous Bluefin tuna, Yellowtail and anything else that we can locate.
So that's all that is going on with us. Just putting the finishing touches on our boatwork and transforming the boat into a fishing machine. Thanks for checking in.
The San Diego checked in with us today.
62 Yellowfin, 27 Dorado, 34 Yellowtail. Anglers changing their baits often had most of the bites.
We had some good tailing today. We were a little slow out of the gates. We didn't get on them until a few hours after daylight but when we did it was good fishing on the 18-25 pound fish. We had one of those good old long drifts where we were gettin um. Of course after a while we had a lull so we went searching and found some mixed grade yellowtails eager to bite. They were mostly 10-14 pounds with a few 16-18 pounders in the mix but it was still fun and they were biting. We did that for a couple hours and left them biting to find the bigger grade of fish we were fishing in the morning and wouldn't you know it, we got an evening whack. A sun setter. Now this fish seemed to be even bigger than the morning grade. I'm talking 22-28 pounders this time. Maybe a few bigger. At dark we decided we had enough yellowtail and we'd like to top off with some more yellowfin and try for some bluefin in a couple of days so we'll be running up tonight. The weather for us was good
and the forecast for the future looks tasty. 5 knots of wind makes my mouth water. Everyone on board here is fat and happy. What I mean by that is they're being fed well and are having a good time.
Captain Mike Pritchard called in with an audio wrap up from the Tribute out of Seaforth Sportfishing in Mission Bay.
They had outstanding Bluefin Tuna yesterday. 16 limits of Bluefin on the boat with most of them in the 50-70 pound range and one big fish around 120 pounds.
Tribute leaves tonight, definite run. Fishing offshore for Bluefin Tuna and Yellowtail. Mexican fishing permit, bait and bunk included.Passport not required. Boat departs at 7pm. Go to Seaforth Sportfishing.com call 619-224-3383.
Fishing reports for smith river 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.