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.
Drew and crew
Good evening everyone. It's evening where I am right now anyway. It may not be when you read this. We left on a 6 day this morning. We stopped to get bait and yes, there is still a shortage of sardine. We got about 30 scoops of jumbo sardine mixed with all size mackerel. Then we took a couple scoops of beautiful looking anchovy. We skipped the sardine seminar and concentrated on an anchovy seminar. The lost art. 20# test, # 2 hook. Finess fishing. When you find out how good of a fisherman you really are. That's what the tuna are feeding on around here so they'll hit them fine if it's presented right.
We'll be hunting tuna tomorrow first thing and we'll take it from there. The weather now is stellar but they're forecasting some wind tomorrow afternoon. We hope they're wrong.
Drew and crew