Arrive depart day today. We did the whole routine, I hung out with my baby for an hour and it was time to set sail again. We left on another 5 day with my buddy Archie and his gang and a few other regulars. We did well at the bait receivers. We loaded up on small sardine and left the bay and headed out to do some fishing in the afternoon. We didn't do much. A couple of yellowfin is all we caught. We did see a couple of big schools of 50-80 pound tuna that didn't care we were there at all. No bites. We're eating prime rib and heading down in nice weather. We're going to try for some yellows on the coast in the morning and then head offshore for the afternoon hunting yellowfin.
Our morning started off hot. We had some very good tailing for about 1 1/2 hours on the 16-22 pound grade. We managed to get a few fish per rod in that amount of time frame before things went dead around 8:30. It's OK, we were expecting that. We stuck with the plan and looked for yellowfin after that and it wasn't long before we connected. We had 2 good stops and one great stop on the yellowfin tunas and scattered small stops the rest of the day. They were a bit on the small side but that's what's around here so we fished them. After that we drove out of the zone to put ourselves in position for tomorrow and didn't catch much the rest of the day.
We'll be tailing it again tomorrow looking for the bigguns down below first thing in the morning. The weather this morning was great. It got a little windy in the afternoon but it was OK.
Drew and crew
We had an action filled morning today. The yellows were biting good. The only downside was it didn't last long. For whatever reason breakfast only lasts an hour and a half. We found another area that we worked on for a little bit then it went down. After about 10:00 in the morning things were lifeless here until 5:00 this evening. We had a couple shots at them before dinner was over for the fishies. We're going to stay the night and hope things change here for the better. We're hoping breakfast lasts longer and that there will be a lunch. Theres plenty of fish around here when they're up and the grade of fish is wonderful so we want to stay.
Drew and crew
Today was a bust for us. I can't sugar coat it any. It was slow all around. We chased around fish all morning but we never really saw much volume in one area. The fish were scattered out one here two there for miles. We'd stop and maybe get one or two per drift but it wasn't enough to keep us around. We left and went to the next Island up arriving after lunch. After looking around for a while we found one spot that I think we would have done well on if there were no such things as sea lions. The yellows boiled around and we hooked seven or eight of them and they were all stolen from us by our furry little friends. After that we took off and fished offshore the rest of the day and only caught a handful of tuna.
The weather right now is good and we should have it tomorrow as well. We're going to copy our first morning out here and hopefully have similar results.
Drew and crew
We had another slow day today darn it. It's crazy how fast things change out here. One day you're gettinum and the next day you're not. We tried for a few yellows this morning and caught to less than that. It wasn't long before we were out in the deeps hunting tuna. We saw very little. We covered alot of ground today for a few over 20 on the tuna. They were mostly jig strikes spread out throughout the day.
The weather out here is fantastic and we're enjoying our ride up. I can smell the filet's on the grill now Oscar style. Thanks again Archie, the group was great. We'll be in tomorrow and yes, departing on another 5 day.
Drew and crew
I don't think anything abnormal happened today during our turn around. Well, Sysco was late so we left for the fuel dock before that came aboard so, just another turn around day is what I'm trying to say. We loaded the Paul Hess group, our Hess homies and we were out. I think things went OK at the bait receivers. We'll find out. We fished this afternoon. It's the year of departure fish days. We scratched 16 nice grade tuna. We're traveling now and I'm on watch. It's almost 3:00 am on the 22nd and I believe we're in American waters. I'm thinking about it and I don't think I've ever fished in American waters in the beginning of a 5 day trip which is what we're on.
The weather this afternoon was rolly and choppy. The weather now is pretty nice but I think it's supposed to be bad the next couple of days. Windy, choppy, rolly oh my.
Good evening everyone. Today was more of the same as the last couple days. Still seeing tons of fish. Still struggling to get bites. Same thing. See a school, stop and catch fish one at a time. The cool thing about it is we're stopped fishing a lot more then regular fishing days so we're staying occupied. The only thing different for us today was that we saw multiple schools of big bluefin. The 50-80 pound stuff but it's even harder to get one of those to bite. We ended up hooking a few and landing a couple of 70 pounders. We'll do it again for one more day, the last fishing day of this trip. Hopefully they'll want to bite better tomorrow. There is no way we would leave this zone with all the fish we are seeing.
A little bit of a slower day out here for us.
We started our morning off all alone where we saw a few big schools late afternoon yesterday figuring we'd for sure be in them. Un touched schools didn't make them bite any better. We fished and caught a few in the same zoneish that we've been fishing before looking elsewhere for something fresh. We ended right back where we'd been and saw the same thing. Big schools that don't bite well. We managed a few more of the 60-80 pound grade and a few handfuls of the 25-40 pound grade and some more 18-25 pound yellowfin before it got dark on us. The weather all day was nice and we're headed back in now with fillet mignon coming up shortly. I hope I made this trip sound fun because that's what it was. We were drifting 75 percent of the time with a chance any second for a bite. Thanks to Paul and the gang. We always have fun together.