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2 stops for 205 yellowfin tuna and 75 skipjack. Amazing local tuna fishing continues !
What a delicious meal whipped up by Chef Roger and galleyman Gringo! Simply outstanding!
Wow! What a day. 2015! We started it off early on anchor. The sun wasn't even up yet and we were catching tuna and wahoo. For about an hour there on anchor we were gettinum. We had about 30 of those 25-30+ pound tuna and almost 20 wahoo before an hour. Things slowed so we pulled anchor and got nasty. We had a couple other bingers for wahoo for about 10 each time, and of course we would catch that big tuna during those drifts. After that though, us and the 3 other boats that were here pretty much had the wahoo caught for the day. There was a few left to be had but we mostly caught that tuna up to perhaps 40 pounds the rest of the day. Not wide open. We're not "fixed up". Just steady for most of the day. Before dark we started "the troll of shame". I've never done that the second day of the trip. We got 2 passengers out of there and still have 2 or 3 left who haven't caught a wahoo yet. Oh they had there chances. Some of those guys on that team lost 4 or 5 skin today. But that's wahoo fishing. Sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes the bar eats you.
We're going to try this again in the morning. I would love to get 40 or 50 more tuna and a couple more handfuls of wahoo. That would be epic. After the morning hit we're going to make a run and try for some yellows in the afternoon.
Last night I was planning my next move way too early. I thought by 11:00 this morning we would be fixed up on both dorado and tuna so I was worrying about what I would do for the rest of the day. The old counting your chickens before the eggs hatch scenario. That never works out. By 11:00 this morning we had 2 dorado on board and hadn't even seen a tuna fish yet. It was an afternoon thing today. I prefer morning things. I like getting the sweat off early. It doesn't always work that way though and have I ever let you all down? No need to answer that.
Anyways, before lunch we found our first dorado kelp and it was good for a round. After lunch we found a school of those little tunas and did well while they were there but short lived. A couple hours of looking later we bumped into that same school 5 miles away from where we originally saw it and maybe we got on the meat better that time because it didn't go away. We left them biting. The best way to leave a school. Those things were chewing and coming on fast. They were biting as good as is possible.
After that we found a couple more kelps for a dozen more dorado and then poof, it was dark. So we're headed home and we'll be spending Sunday night with our loved ones and coming back out Monday for 1 1/2 days. Go Chargers!
Fishing reports for tampa offshore 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.