Our yellowtail angling yesterday can only be described as perfect for our present situation with steady action on beautiful, twenty five to thirty pound class fish lasting throughout the morning. None of that crazy, wide open, climbing over the top of each other type action that pumps the adrenaline up to peak levels. Just easy, one to three fish hooked all the time in flat calm, balmy weather; exactly what one day dreams about while working away the hours in anticipation of their Baja, long range trip. With a fantastic catch of fresh yellowfin tuna in the RSW tanks already, anglers fished and took accordingly releasing plenty of gorgeous yellows or simply enjoying the action from the top deck once their modest goals of fresh yellowtail in the tanks were reached. Welcome to the new age of long range fishing. I want both thank anglers for and commend every one for the rational, responsible, and practical fishing we have witnessed during the past two years, but especially the past two months. The trend of keeping only what you want and can use, and not a huge excess, is in full swing. Good going anglers!
That said, we are now heading north west taking a long shot in search of the elusive bluefin tuna that presently have their noses in the mud doing a very adept job of avoiding our fleet. Perhaps tomorrow will be the day as we are taking a tack well off the beaten path hoping to encounter something new for our group to work with. This of course may be a very tall order but with our present catch of fish in the hatch, it is definitely our turn to cover new ground in search of the mother lode.