It is amazing how such a short duration can feel like an eternity. We are now back in action however officially beginning our season over the weekend with a quick one and one half day that yielded only a couple of handfuls of yellowtail in less than desirable sea conditions. Regardless, a fine time was had by all as chef's Drew Rivera and Jeffery Grant turned on the charm and treated all as loyalty with four fantastic meals and plenty to enjoy in between. No doubt, things offshore have started out a little slow this year with a good early showing on the bluefin fizzling out as the fish are now either down or on the move. In addition, the smaller grade albacore have also made themselves scarce over the past ten days so we all appear to have our work cut out for us as we cover ground in search mode. Of course the coast and islands are the preferred bail out in the event the offshore effort doesn't pan out. Presently there are plenty of the big yellows around but convincing them to bite has been a bit challenging. As one can likely determine, nothing is coming easy at present and time and effort are the only solution. We are heading down on our first five day with plans to commit plenty of both to the cause while thoroughly enjoying ourselves in the process. In the meantime we will maintain daily reports but don't be surprised or dismayed if the information is delayed a few days or is occasionally interrupted. With fierce competition for resources, especially offshore, we all must practice self preservation in the form of guarding our findings from those who wish to capitalize on our efforts. Enjoy the information as it becomes available.