We have another Clipperton first to report in the form of bait catching that rivaled anything I have seen in the past. A big school of what we call cocinero's showed up under the lights last night and balled up beautifully in an attempt to keep form getting mauled by a variety of predators pursuing them. We knew just what to do in this case and proceeded to load scoop after scoop of the perfect bait sized jacks in our below deck wells. When all was said and done we tanked up on these incredible baits setting a new standard that we honestly hope to ever see again.
Naturally the next question is did we put our good bait fortune to good use? The answer is yes in the form of more sixty to one hundred thirty pound class yellowfin. As always this island is remarkable in it's daily transformations and today was no exception. Before today I was under the impression that there wasn't a whole lot of fish around and that we were very lucky to be putting a catch on board. Following today however, we know that the tuna are plentiful and it is just a matter of time before we stumble on the right bunch holding trophy class fish. Judging by what we saw today, it would not surprise us in the least to see some big fish move in. Let's just hope it happens while we still have time to take advantage of our opportunities.
We will give it another go tomorrow and report accordingly.