TUNA! Not a lot, and no occasion for colossal celebration, but we are thrilled nevertheless; in light of
the conditions and none that we landed yesterday this was a pleasant change. Ten of the hearty, 50 - 80
pound yellowfin were boated and a couple of others that came in at 33 and 45 pounds. Between that, the
inevitable ones that got away, and steady yellowtail fishing to fill in the gaps it was another fine day
of fishing and catching.
Needless to say we are settled in for now planning to make one more go of it before beginning the
necessary push north to scour the offshore grounds. If the weather cooperates we're feeling optimisitc
about our chosen area of searching. If not we'll charge and endure but implement "plan B" accordingly.
Photos today first feature long time Royal Star angler Bob Furman who nailed two of these fine tuna
today, one under the kite, and one on the traditional flyline. Photo number two features another long
time Royal Star friend and veteran Mike Norenberg, a.k.a. "Alaska Mike", pulling on an Alijos bruiser
that ultimately earned his freedom by shaking the hook. Regardless Mike gave the dirty dog a good run
using the Shimano Trinidad 16, 40# flurocarbon, and a trusty "Terez" rod.