As is so often the case with a fantastic voyage to Guadalupe the day of unloading resembled a fine fall ten day catch far more than something typically caught above the 28 degree north latitude. What a beautiful load of big yellowfin and yellowtail. Before handing over the reins I mentioned something about Captain Toussaint and his fishing instincts kicking into overdrive. Needless to say he again proved me right.
We departed on our annual Ty's Tuna five day with obvious plans to return to the beckoning outside island despite the promise of a sloppy ride heading across - time to pay some dues. But, it is also time to appreciate the fact that we are on a boat well suited for the journey that to us represents little more than an inconvenience for eighteen hours. If the fish cooperate in any measure close to what the guys experienced during the past voyage I'll venture in advance that it is well worth it. We'll see.
A flawless, but hurried, turn around, and a quick passage through Ensenada found us steaming west south west at day's end already ready to arrive in the giant, calm lee side of Guadalupe to begin the search anew. Look for reports with the details to continue. All's well.