We had the morning we were hoping for with very good action on both yellowtail and yellowfin tuna but similar to yesterday it was all over by noon. We did manage to scratch a tuna here and there from twelve o'clock on and even managed a few yellowtail but as the afternoon waned so did my patience and as such we are ready to move on.
If there were any afternoon highlights to mention, the Great White show tops the list with grease calm conditions and bright overhead sun perfectly illuminating the beasts while they swam laps around the boat. Never one to miss a photo opportunity, we immediately relegated a couple of albacore to the cause and the Great Whites at Guadalupe soon discovered the superior quality of our Royal Star RSW product. Judging by their reaction, I believe they gave us high marks eagerly consuming our offerings while appearing to desire more. Two fish were all we were willing to sacrifice however and honestly I think the quality was wasted on their primitive composition. Kind of like giving a rich bottle of wine to the old boys hanging out down by the boardwalk slurping Thunderbird daily. Ultimately we did make the most of our photo opportunity and the impressive beasts put on a fantastic exhibition while diverting our attention from the slow tuna fishing.
With more than our share of good luck at this point of the voyage, we are taking the long shot and looking for bluefin tomorrow hoping throw in a few more albacore for good measure.