We got the justice we were looking for today in the form of fantastic coastal action on yellowtail that included epic fishing on the surface jigs and a show of fish crashing for miles around. Much of the fish showing in the afternoon were reluctant to bite but the morning was a different story as the yellows got with the program and kept us as busy as anglers chose to be. One's catching success was based entirely upon how much effort they wished to dedicate to the cause with easy limits coming for most and plenty of catch and release being practiced as well. Thank goodness that change is so dependable out here. To think that two days prior there was zero sign of what we encountered today is a perfect example of why regardless of what reports we receive from our colleagues, or how poor catching has been, there is always reason to remain optimistic. Between the networks of communication we access, the mobility of our vessels, and our ability to rapidly adjust to whatever conditions may be, long range fishing, and catching, is incredibly reliable. That is not to say the catching is guaranteed, we have all suffered through the rare voyage where the ocean shuts down completely. But historically there is no better fishing venue on the planet with a success ratio that bests long range fishing. Add to this the spectacular scenery, fantastic service, and good company one finds on these vessels and the package is complete.
With such a fantastic day of coastal action, we will be focusing tomorrow solely on the trophy yellowtail and likely mix in a few drifts for exotics and perhaps even a few fish we can serve up tomorrow to the delight of anglers and crewmen alike. We have plenty of time and bait to invest in the effort and are presently enjoying our good fortune with gratitude that the fish gods have smiled upon us.