We began our voyage on the 17th in high spirits as reports on the outside favored good weather and good fishing. With an excellent two day forecast, a fine load of bait, and a fantastic group of seasoned anglers, the odds of having a good day of offshore action were definitely in our favor. As it turned out, the weather, which has been hounding me on the last three trips I've run, once again kicked up, and as has been the pattern over the past month, the fish responded to the weather change negatively. Not that the action fizzled completely, thank goodness, but it was way below our high expectations and we definitely earned every fish that came aboard the hard way. By day's end we were all ready for a change of venue and we headed south with a respectable score of bluefin and albacore in the hatch and plans to target yellowtail and yellowfin at Guadalupe for at least a day tomorrow.