We began our annual Mako Nakamura summer six day with a combination travel/fishing day working down the line while searching for offshore species in new areas. Although the weather was far from perfect for such a mission, we did manage to scrape up a couple of handfuls of yellowfin, yellowtail, and dorado but did not come across the mother lode in any form. We did however see fairly good indications of the fifteen to twenty pound class yellowfin early in the day, but what we did see was focused on tons of bait in the area and showed very little interest in our offerings. Perhaps the weather has them off the bite, or the moon needs to roll into the last quarter. Whatever the case, the one most encouraging fact is that the fish are definitely around; it's just a matter of when they are going to bite again. In the meantime we are on a southerly tack with plans to target coastal species tomorrow while the weather straightens out on the offshore grounds. With plenty of time for a couple of moves this trip, we hope to give the offshore zone another look in the final stages of our voyage late in the week.