So we did it again. We had a nice day. Arrive/depart day. Once again, we got out here at a good time and connected on a couple of schools. We ended our day with 81 tuna. And they're still that good grade. 25 pound average. So nice. Free ones. Departure fish. I told everyone to bring there horse shoes and rabbits feet. I think they did.
The bait thing went better than expected. It wasn't Armageddon like I thought it may be. We used 1/2 the bait I thought would croak and the rest hasn't had any die off yet. Now we just need our main slammer of bait to hang in there. The only thing is we didn't get a full load of bait so we may need to catch some down the line. At least I hope that's the only thing. Time will tell Joe. Time will tell.
We're going to drift here tonight. It literally feels like we're anchored in the bay right now. It's so nice. We'll start here in the morning and try to do it again. Let's keep the ball rolling.
Drew and crew
The ball stopped rolling for us today. We got it rolling briefly but then it hit a hill again. We started where we left off last night. We weren't alone. We just weren't seeing the schools on the edge of the fleet so we mosied our way up to the next area and we were late to that party. So again we mosied our way up and at 1:30 we were still skunked. We got off on our own and then finally spotted a breezer up and got on it and it bit pretty well for a while. We caught 50, mostly the good grade yellowfin before they quit biting. After that we really didn't see much for the rest of the day. It was our day today. Hopefully we can turn it around tomorrow.
If you think about it though, the fish we caught yesterday were free, so if you add it to what we caught today, we had a stellar day. I like to think of it like that.
We're going to try to catch some bait tonight. We have enough for tomorrow, but if we have a good day like I expect, we may be out of position to catch bait the following night so we're going to try and get it done tonight.
Drew and crew
It was a slow day out here today for us. It was a slow day for many. But of course it depends on who you talk to, some might say it was a great day. It all depended on which school you found. Just like it's been, most schools don't produce, but the few lucky ones do. We didn't find the lucky one. Our best school was for 20. But no matter who you ask, it was a slow afternoon today. After lunch, we didn't find a school till after 6:00. We're due.
The weather today was awesome. Again. We're going to drift out here tonight and try it again tomorrow. I thought about doing something different, like hunting bluefin, but it hasn't been very good and our plan B., that being San Clemente island is closed tomorrow darnit. Plus these yellowfin we're catching are just too beautiful. Such a nice grade.
One more day. We're due. It won't take much more to get 200 of these things for the trip. 200 of these things would be nice.
Drew and crew