Overall a good day of offshore fishing with school size yellowfin making a strong showing for a few hours in the morning for just about everyone on the grounds. Different today was the reluctance of numerous spots to bite that added a bit of frustration to the effort as it required more than just finding a school to get the job done; one had to find the right school of which there were only a few. Otherwise it was short stop or quick hit type fishing where we would hit a spot, get ten to twenty fish, then get rolling again in short order to find another.
In the end, whether finding one good spot that was suicidal, or accumulating them ten to twenty at a time, they added up the same. Satisfied by day's end, but far from sated with this size fish and this type fishing, we maintained our southerly momentum setting up for a change of pace in coastal yellowtail fishing tomorrow. Consistent stability in the offshore conditions suggests that we may find more opportunity at these school size yellowfin and bluefin on the back end of the voyage. While we would never bank on it, or count our chickens so to speak, it's at least a thought we are harboring.
Still in an ideal position with a wealth of time, bait, and good working weather our foundation for success appears sound. As long as the fish hold up their end we are good to go. Time will tell.