We now have Guadalupe Permits!
Howdy folks. Arrive depart day today so I don't have any juicy fish stories for you. We made it dockside by 5:30 in the am. We had a lovely time of off loading a beautiful catch of yellowtails, then an even better time of fueling the vessel. When we got back to our slip I was surprised to see my mother who just happened to bring my lovely daughter down to see me. I didn't know she was coming and did not expect to get to see my Sydney so that just made my day. But we're out fishing now so it's all business.
Things went great at the bait receivers. We topped off on some good looking sardine and we're looking to put them to good use tomorrow. We have a report from one of our code boats fishing on the grounds we fished last trip offshore wise and it sounds interesting. A better grade of fish moved in today and we're going to investigate it tomorrow.
Everyone on board is just relaxing now or stuffing there face with prime rib. I'm about to join them. Mark's trying to diet and it's hilarious. I've never seen him give the slightest about what goes in his stomach and he's going crazy with hunger. He's a big boy and he's' having chicken fried steak withdrawal. See you tomorrow. Hopefully our timing is right on tomorrow and we get some of that action on those better tunas.
Drew and crew
We had a very very good day today. Stoked. We got in the water we were looking for around nine this morning and it wasn't an hour before we found our first school. We plunked away for a couple hours and when things slowed down, we got the call from our buddy Brian on the American Angler who was drifting a mile or so upswell of us and he was on the boomer school so we went over and gave him a hand. About an hour later another boat showed up and we took a break. I sent everyone in for lunch while myself and the crew got the deck under control and fired up another fish hold. After lunch we went on the hunt again and found another deal, and then another but by that time most of the anglers were now spectators. An hour before dark we found another good school and we may have had 5 or 6 people fishing all with a bent rod. That's what we call a very very good day.
We're off to Cedros Island. We'll be there prior to daylight and we hope for some good yellowtail action for the next couple of days.
Drew and crew
We had another great day today. Stoked. Things didn't start off so great though. Nope. Before 11:00 am things weren't so hot We only had a few fish on board. Things have been different at this place everyday. We just needed to figure it out. And we did. We figured it out. For the next few hours we picked away. One here, two there kind of thing with an occasional flury. Around two though things got busy. For the next few hours we were pulling on 14-25 pound yellows with 5-6 going all the time. I was just sitting up here in the wheel house with crew member Justin and we were reflecting on how much fun it was. We had a good day. Fish hold number 2 is full now.
We're going to hang tight on the anchor tonight and start off here in the morning. We wouldn't mind getting another taste of this before we see what other shananagans(still haven't found the spell check on here) we can get into next. We're thinking we"ll hunt for trophies and make Halibut drifts in the afternoon. Trophies being the 40-50 pound model yellowtails. I'll tell you about it tomorrow.
Drew and crew
Slow day today. We didn't catch much fish due to the lack of current everywhere. We started in yesterdays honey hole for us. We caught one. Then we took a tour. Our next stop was the mainland. We caught one. No current. We then took another tour pretty much for the rest of the day. We did get 1st and 2nd place of the jackpot handled during one of our stops. A couple 35-40 pounders. We caught a few yellows here and there through out the day but nothing special.
What was special was our weather today. Flat calm, no wind, and sunny and beautiful. We looked at a lot of this Island today and I thought it was lovely. I don't think it would have been so enjoyable had we not had two full fish holds already. But we did so it was. Now we're headed up and it couldn't be nicer. Hopefully that storm out there won't effect our ride tomorrow. I want this out here forever.
Drew and crew
Today went well I thought. Starting with our ride up last night. As good as it gets. Flat calm. The only swell was a long swell that would slowly, gently rock the boat. We slept like babies. In fact, I think I woke up with my thumb in my mouth. I let everyone sleep in if they chose to. We didn't start fishing until just before 9:00 in the morning.
We were pleasantly surprised with the fishing. It was good. We tried for some more yellows, for us, and to check out the grounds for future trips as well and they bit well. We kept 2-4 going the whole time until we drove away from them. "We left them biting". Our favorite thing to say out here. After that we ran up and made a few drifts for some Cod. We had the time and I had a few requests so we caught a few rockfish.
Now we're headed home. The crew's scrubbing the boat, I'm writing this, I think there may be a poker game going on, and we're just hanging out and enjoying ourselves and the beautiful ride up. The wind and swell are on our stern. That storm out there is blessing us with a lovely ride home. Its like we're riding down but we're going up. Timing is everything. Sometimes it all comes together and this trip was one of them.
So we'll be home bright and early tomorrow and of course we'll be headed back out a few hours later.
Drew and crew