As predicted, the weather went flat calm with a grease slick sea surface, bright sunshine, and blazing hot, balmy mid afternoon conditions. This was one of those days when Royal Star anglers gratefully appreciated our deluxe galley A/C system that is designed to handle the tropical heat and humidity found in our winter and spring haunts such as Panama and Clipperton island. We don't typically tax the system too hard at this time of the year, but yesterday was definitely an exception as temperatures sweltered on the giant lee side of Guadalupe island. Following a hard fought battle with a yellowfin tuna or after a few hours in the baking sun at the rail, there is nothing quite like a break in the cool salon with some good conversation and an ice cold beverage.
Enough about that and on to the fishing. Yesterday appeared to be our day at Guadalupe as Captain Toussaint slid us into the "lucky" spot and the yellowfin and yellowtail got down to business and started biting. Our exceptional luck was made even better by the fact that the local thugs (Great White Sharks), for whatever reason, gave us a break cruising the perimeter picking off very few relative to the action we were enjoying. I can't say we racked up a huge tally or that the brass band will be waiting when we back in on Saturday, but relative to the predominate conditions, we are feeling quite triumphant about our day. With a few trophies in the bank and beautiful weather on the outside, we are taking an offshore track tomorrow looking for tuna and dorado before heading for home in preparation for our next five day adventure departing tomorrow.