Well, as promised we left on another trip today. This one being an LA Rod and Reel Club long range 2 day trip. We got a nice jump on things. We were done getting bait and leaving the harbor by 11:00 this morning which allowed us to get to the tuna grounds by 5:00 this evening which allowed us to find a school of yellowfin before dark which allowed for most of the anglers on board to catch at least one which allowed me to feel satisfied about our day today. Catching fish on a departure day. Those fish were free. Tomorrows the true day. That's when we get real nasty. So right now we're anchored up in the cove of an island and I couldn't be happier about it. For the last week at night this boat has been running. We've always been traveling somewhere so it feels real nice to be on anchor with the engines off. It's even better that we're in a protected cove. It's like being in the bay. I can't speak for everyone on board but I'm pretty sure I'll be sleeping with my thumb in my mouth tonight. Until tomorrow....
Drew and crew
We had a slow day. And there's no sugar coating it. There's no let's let you decide if it was slow. It just was, and unfortunately for this trip we don't have another day to make it right. There was a one hour window where if you were in the right place at that time and found a school you were in for a good bite but that was few and far between and unfortunately we weren't the few. We scratched a little in the morning, found a dandy school before lunch that let us catch a few handfuls before swimming away, and we found a stretch of and area this afternoon that we thought we were going to make something happen, we found three kelps in a row with tuna on them but they would only boil around and not bite except for a few.
On the plus side our weather today was fantastic. If you're going to have a slow day fishing, it's a whole lot better doing it in good weather than in bad weather. I also saw alot more of San Clemente Island than I ever have before. I now know more about the looks of the island itself and the bottom structure of it. We're headed in now and we're turning around again tomorrow for 2 more days.
And one last thing. I'm not going to mention it because I only heard this second hand and I don't want to start a rumor if it's not true but a sport boat out here today caught a wahoo. Now once again I'm not going to mention it, but one boat, maybe the Prowler caught a wahoo. I'm not going to start a false rumor so I'm not saying anything.
Drew and crew