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Morning shot of the Supreme. Hope everyone is having a great pre Nee Year week!
We fished hard today. It felt like a kind of slow day but when you look at our tally it shows we had a good day. We just never got steady more than a couple of drifts. We'd stop and get a handful and then have to go again. Other than a few hour long drifts that is. But at the end of the day, when only half the people were fishing and I had a yellowtail to give away because the angler who caught it had his limit already and nobody handed me over a tag, I knew it was a good day.
Things didn't start off so hot though Nope. I knew our bait was dying but I thought we were good for another day of fishing before it would croak. I was wrong. "Red Boy". The sardines were red. Most were either floating belly up or lying at the bottom of the tank. We made it through though. We worked hard and had a good day. The yellows were nice ones too. 20-25 pounds in the morning and 14-25 pounds in the afternoon.
The weather through here was great today. I'm not sure we've had one day at this Island this year where the wind wasn't ripping through the south end where we've been fishing. Now we have one and it looks like it will remain true tomorrow as well. We saved one tank of bait from last trip. I knew the first morning we may not have any survivors for our last day if we didn't save our one tank of good bait. Hopefully we find something to use it on. I know we'll be making horrific speed coming up so we won't have any time to "work" an area. We just have to pick a course and hope for the best. See ya.
Today we saw incredible sign of 25-40 bluefin tuna. Make sure you bring a 25 lb bait rod to go along with your 40,50 and 60 lb rod.
First of all, what the heck was that?! Did you see that tonight?! Holy Toledo! It was like a rocket or something, blasting through the sky, then all of a sudden, boom! It just lit up. For a second there, I thought that was it. I thought, see you later world,. This is it. Then it was just out of control. I watched it with the gyros for a while and it was zippin and zappin all over the place with a huge green glow in it's wake. Wow!! And the whole fleet saw it. From here, out to there, and into there and all the way down there. I can't wait to hear the explanation. I'll remember that forever.
OK. Onto fishing.. Today, we had a bad day. Just an old fashioned bad day. And I wish that was all I had to say about that, but you make me write more to you. That wouldn't be good enough. So I'll explain it. Last night I downloaded what I thought was a tasty looking water chart. It shows much much less warm water around but there was a lovely looking strip of warm headed southeast from Clemente. So I thought I had this great idea to start at the Island, and leave when they closed it down at 11:30. Well it's what we did. We started at the Island, only we didn't catch a whole lot. A handful of nice yellows and some junk was all. So we stuck with the plan and headed down that strip of warm water. You know, the promise land, so I thought. I was wrong. And that's all I have to say about that.
We did experience some great flat calm weather. And we caught our first ever American wahoo in November, so that was cool. Good boat, good crew, and good food. We just missed the good fishing. Sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes the bar eats you. Sometimes you're sitting field level, and sometimes you're sitting nose bleed. That's all a part of the game.
Fishing reports for steamboat 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.