We really had our share of good luck these last two days with steady action on quality and variety while fishing both the drift and sitting on the anchor. As the weather on the outside deteriorated somewhat, we could not have been in a better position to avoid a thrashing and put together a fine catch of long range quality. Finishing up on the outside, the action took a turn south but reports from up above continue to indicate a robust quantity of fish spread over a considerable area. We're back to the old "if they would only bite" portion of the report that seems to have become the mantra of this season. Once again it is at the very least a comfort to know that the fish are around and likely only a matter of time until the switch turns on and we begin to get some of our own. Overall we had a fantastic trip that once again featured the three attributes we consider the foundation of an ideal long range voyage. Quality, sufficient quantity, and variety. It is not that common for a trip of this length to meet all three criteria and as such we are elated with our good fortune. At present, we are heading in to turn the boat around this morning departing again on our annual Tidelands Oil four day at noon. Captain Toussaint will take the helm for the next few days so we will see if he can keep the ball rolling in the right direction.
On a final note, we are beginning a new program for our daily reports that will feature a gallery of trip photos immediately following each voyage. There will still be some daily photos sent on longer trips but sending photos for the entire voyage upon our return enables us to significantly improve photo quality and quantity. I am really looking forward to this new approach after struggling with inconsistent satellite service and low resolution for so many years. The photos now will feature very high quality so be sure to click on them after each trip. It is also likely that the photo gallery will be full of surprises so enjoy this new feature and have some fun!