The gears are really meshing here now as our departure from Guadalupe for the outside yielded very good action on 18 - 30# yellowfin tuna from a variety of kelps as well as a sprinkling of dorado, yellowtail, and even a few twenty five pound albacore. In addition to the fine fishing the real bonus was a day of glorious, flat calm weather featuring a crisp atmosphere and barely a ripple sea state that was ideal for looking, and even better for relaxing and enjoying all the elements of good off shore angling.
I have to mention that the day's success was not simply the result of our skill and fish sense as we received information from our ever so valuable code group that enabled us to narrow down the search grid and zero in on the most productive zone, without a boat in sight, in relatively short order. So many times in the past the benefit of information sharing has proven to be an invaluable advantage, and number one reason we are so effective in finding and staying on the best fishing available as a fleet and as individuals. Today was again one of those times and needless to say we are cognizant, and appreciative of the fact that we possess this huge advantage. I sure wouldn't want to be competing out here without it. In fact, without it one really would not be competing at all.
That said we are lined up on the coast for our final day of fishing that will feature a full effort towards locating and targeting yellowtail in an attempt to round out our beautiful catch with a little more variety before calling it a successful voyage. Regardless of whether we find the yellows or not the catching part of the trip is already a success. But, it would be a nice bonus to pick up a few more yellowtail as we still have plenty of time on our sixth and final day of fishing.
Look for tomorrow's final report from this voyage with the details and more.