Not a whole lot to report for our efforts today as we slid down the line in full search mode scraping up a few handfuls of quality yellowtail and releasing a few handfuls of junk in the process. Good weather graced the worthy task but it just wasn't meant to be as our efforts went largely unrewarded while covering very good water in traditionally productive offshore country. So be it.
The beauty of long range fishing is time, and at this point we still have plenty of it. I venture that notion with extreme caution however as every one of us working out here knows how quickly the equation can tip and send us scrambling into full recovery mode. One day can do it and as such we are positioning ourselves in a different zone tomorrow hoping for a little, actually a lot, of island joy to sooth the sting of a unproductive opening day.
Despite a slow beginning spirits are high as this fantastic group of veteran anglers are no strangers to the up's and downs of offshore fishing. With good weather, good friends, and the vacation atmosphere of Royal Star providing the motivation, a good time was had by all as the time was passed with libations and conversation. Throw in a little fishing and there you have it. All is well.
Tomorrow is a new day and needless to say we will be hard charging to get this party started with a catch of fish to boot. Look for tomorrow's report with the details and sorry about the photo today, or lack thereof. It honestly slipped my mind. I'll send two tomorrow Mike.