Happy July 4th everyone.
We started our morning off doing some bluefin watching. It's like whale watching but instead of whales you watch bluefin. In other words they didn't bite. We got on one spot and they were practically smacking the side of the boat they were so close but they wanted nothing to do with us. After a little bit of that and a kelp for some yellows and our first dorado of the year we started getting strikes on yellowfin. It was pretty steady for 1 1/2 hours then shut down for 1 1/2 hours then started up again for 1 hour then went completely dead. We went west because west is best. After lunch things got interesting. We started to see big schools of yellowfin and it didn't stop until dark. As my grandma would say, "holy Toledo!". Unfortunately they were not biting fish. We would get stops for 2,1,1,2,4,1,1,2,2,3,3,3,1,2, like that. But we stayed busy and worked hard at it and scratched out a nice catch. We had 40 tuna stops and averaged 2 per stop. Now thats scratching.
The weather was incredible. As my grandma would say, "holy Toledo!". Variable winds all day. That means there wasn't enough wind to measure. I think that's what it means anyway. We're headed back in and will be docking at 7:15 in the am and we will be turning around on a 6 day. I'll be your captain. See you then.