It seems like more and more fish are showing up everyday. The amount of fish we saw today was absolutely incredible. Definitely it what you would expect this time of year. Unfortunately, the fish did not want to bite what we had to offer. We would literally be sitting in the middle of an acre of breaking fish and have one going. We did manage to scrape up 10 fish, all nice quality. We are going to give it tomorrow morning and if they don’t want it most likely move into the beach and give it our last effort there. Wish us luck.
We struck out on the bait last night due to the full moon. After daylight we started seeing some really nice schools of tuna off the edge. They boiled on nearly every chum bait but it was very hard to get a bite. After trying those schools for awhile with not much luck we threw the anchor down a few times and scraped up a few more tuna and some yellowtail. There is plenty of fish around we just need it to bite a little. Wish us luck, hopefully they want to bite tomorrow.
Hey folks- (1/9)
I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Years. After a week in a few days of boat work we are headed back out in our last trip of this season before we do our haul out. After leaving the dock we topped off on a beautiful load of small sardines at the receiver and headed down to Ensenada to clear customs. On the way we did a seminar in the galley on how to rig ourselves for the days ahead. Customs went quick and we are headed across in beautiful weather. Our eta to the island is about noon. Wish us luck!
Hey folks- (1/10)
We arrived here at the island about 1100. After looking around for about an hour we finally stumbled onto a big area of fish on black porpoise. It boiled up really well and we plunked a few fish one at a time. We did the same thing on another drift and our grand total for the day was 14 yft from 60-105#. The amount of fish that is still here is incredible! We just need it to get into bite boat. Wish us luck we will check in tomorrow.
Hey Folks, We had about 16 YFT and a dozen or so Yellows yesterday and this morning another 10 tuna and 15 YT. We are now headed home from the Island and our ETA for arrival back in SD tomorrow should be between 2 – 4 pm!!! We hope everyone has a fun and safe NYE and we will check back in 2017.
Hey folks- we had a successful day here at the island. We were able to capture 70 mixed yellowfin and yellowtail. Tuna ranged from 65-120+and the yellows 30 to low 40′s. We pulled the anchor in the dark and started looking around. Just as it started cracking gray light we heard a few pops and clatter on the sonar. We threw a quick chum line and plopped the anchor down. 0615 we hooked our first tuna and kept something on the end of a line until 30 minutes into the dark. We had a couple lulls in the tuna bite but fortunately the yellowtail filled the voids. We have some tired, happy passengers this evening. We are going to try for some bait tonight and we are looking forward to what tomorrow is going to bring! Wish us luck and some more steady action on these quality fish.
Crew and passengers will post and provide images but back at the office Jen is the one who makes it all happen!