Good evening everyone, we're back!!!! After 2 months of grueling boat work we are back on the water and couldn't be happier. What's new with the crew? Not much with most of the guys. Jed got his captains license. That's big news. And I had a beautiful baby daughter in April. That's big news too. Mark's the same enjoyable goofball, Gunny's the same fish hunting fellow. Schoolers still dishing out tasty meals and Gringo is back helping him out. We also have some new crew members joining the supreme team this year.
We departed this evening on a 1 1/2 day trip. We are pleased with the bait we got because we lucked out and got a tank of sardine to go with a couple tanks of usable anchovy if need be. Hopefully it will be because we run out of sardine with all the fish we catch. The reports are fishy. There's yellowfin and bluefin and yellowtail to catch if you find the right schools that want to bite and those are the schools we'll be looking for all day long tomorrow. Weather reports are calling for some wind tomorrow but they downsized there forecast from this morning so hopefully it won't be too bad. Time will tell.
Right now we're wrapping up our prime rib dinner and will be going to bed soon so we're all rested up for our big day tomorrow. Sweet dreams and goodnight.
Drew and crew
Good evening everyone! This here is just a teaser. We're out for a couple days and then we're dockside for a little. You won't be reading steady emails for another week and a half or so. I'm going to keep this short until then. I'll explain all about our new electronics and things later when we have them more figured out. For example I'd like to figure out how writing these reports can be more comfortable. Nevermind I just figured it out. This keyboard is cordless. So how does it charge? Good example there. I wonder if I can write this in bed? Anyhow, we fished some today. We got in the zone around 5 and it wasn't boring. We were pretty much always running on something until 7:30. There wasn't much meat to it though.
Just few fish spots mostly. We have a yellowfin to show for it. First tuna of the year!
We'll be in this zone tomorrow. Give it all day and see how it goes. We'll cover more ground tomorrow with 12 more hours to fish that's for sure. I'll write much more later I promise. I"m still figuring this computer out.
Drew and crew
We found some action early this morning on a kelp with some yellowtails. Mark found it but I don't think I can give him credit for it. "twelve oclock, a trash can lid. Oh I lost it. oh nine o'clock. ile in a half. No, half mile. Two trash can lids. Oh I lost it". The second time he lost it he looked ion the wrong side of the boat so i found it and it was a good sized kelp. Oh Mark. Anyhow, everyone on the boat got to pull and tug on a little yeller and tag one or two if they chose. We hit it a couple times before getting in tuna mode. Things looked very similar to yesterday. Many spots of yellowfin around, just no meat to it. I'm talking 6-12 fish schools mostly and they weren't very interested in us.We worked very hard for just a handful of fish. The good news is it wasn't boring as I think I mentioned last night. The fish kept us on our toes. Good sight seeing. Good fishing, bad catching. Oh well. We still had a good time out here on our first trip of the year and we have our passengers to thank.
Please excuse the spelling. I'm sitting back in my chair as I write this and the letters on the screen are to small to see and the E on this keyboard keeps falling off. We'll get everything under control real soon.
Drew and crew
Today was a slow day on the ocean if you were a sport boat. It definitely wasn't a float day. Most of the day for us was spent in fish mode and not catch mode. A lot of hunting with the occasional onesie or twosie on yellowfin jig strikes. We did find one kelp among many that had a good school of a good grade yellowtail on it that wouldn't bite. We caught half a dozen or so but we should of had many many more judging by how many were on it. We also bumped into a school of yellowfin that charged the boat and looked very eager but the darn things wouldn't bite a bait with a hook in it. Not the day for biting fish. Too bad.
The weather was for the most part OK. A little windy and choppy in the morning and the same thing in the evening but the stretch in between was nice. We're headed back to the dock and we'll be heading back out tomorrow on a 5 day. I hope things change and guess what? They always do. It's the one thing you can bet on in the fishing world.
Drew and crew.