The lucky anglers who took the first albacore of the season were Richard Cota, Scott Whitman and Morrise Kendall. After the stop we continued working the immediate area for no more bites. We then took off to find some yellowtail on kelps. A few produced just a few fish each then just before lunch, we found our best kelp of the day. For about 15 minutes it was sheer pandemonium and when things settled down we had 23 yellows on board. We then went back to the area where we had the albacore in the morning to see if they would come back up in the afternoon or evening. We found the right water with good signs of life but unfortunately, no more strikes were to be had. We had beautiful weather and a happy ride home knowing we had a very successful trip. Many thanks to Miguel Hernandez of North Pacific Group for putting together such a great group of anglers for this company sponsored trip.
Captain Randy Toussaint will be at the helm Thursday night for the next one and one half day introduction to long range style fishing.