Arrive/depart. A quick one too. We were out before 9:30. We got our bait and we were gone. We started fishing after lunch. We had one little area that was loaded up with 5 pound skipjack. We stopped a few times to let everyone pull and jerk on something and practice following there fish around the boat and stuff. We had a couple kelps with a few small yellows we caught. We unfortunately made it to our destination before dark. I say unfortunately because we were hoping to bump into something sooner. We saw only a few little dabs of tuna while we had light. I mean just a few fish, and they didn't bite. We're currently anchored in the cove here and we're enjoying a nice prime rib dinner and I think we'll sleep well tonight.
It sounded like it was a better day around here. Not just catching wise but fishing too. Never thought I'd say that but what I mean is there was a bigger spread of fish seen today. They weren't all seen in the same honey hole like most of last week. We have high hopes for tomorrow. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going on break.
Drew and crew
Well this day has to start with last night. During and after dinner the military helicopters were up and they were blowing up San Clemente and it was rad. We could see the tracers which were very bright and flew just as fast as the 5 rounds in between each tracer with about each strafing run having about 12 tracers per, which is over 100 rounds. We could see the glow of each tracer bouncing off the island. And after we thought it was cool enough we went to bed.
In the morning we started fishing. We had a little action. We basically drifted for a couple hours hooking fish. Sometimes we had one going, sometimes we had four, and sometimes we had none but for some reason it didn't add up to as much as we would've thought. We were losing alot and we attributed that to the hammer head sharks that were swimming around. We think that they were stealing a lot of the tuna we hooked. When that dried up we went searching and a little after 10:00 we found a dandy school and went sideways(drifted) for a while. I'd have to call it almost wide open for about 1/2 an hour and then a pick for 15 minutes after that. During lunch we were drifting on tuna too but we weren't hooking a whole lot. We only caught about six that time. And after that the life vanished so we moved on.
It took a couple hours but we found what we were looking for. Tuna. Unfortunately they were the non biting ones. I'll tell you though, it was a sight to see. Sonar schools, breezers, boilers, foamers. You name it, it was awesome. We did get a couple descent drifts there in the end and all and all we're calling this a very successfully trip.
We'll be dockside until Oct. 3. You guys didn't book. My babies going to have to wear hand me down shoes now. All of her friends are going to make fun of her. Oh well. We"ll get through it. We'll do a little maintenance on the boat while we're in but we don't need to do much. The boats been running great as soon as we got rid of those early season gremlins. See you all Oct. 3rd.
Drew and crew