What began as a fine morning, with a few nice tuna and again steady yellowtail action, fizzled in rather
short order as a strong condition change ultimately rendered our prime position obsolete. Fishing at it's
finest; and in this case, to our grateful satisfaction, the wrench in the works merely elicited the move
to the north we were planning anyway; enough yellowtail for now.
An enticing water condition about fifty miles north of the rocks was calling in addition to the Bluefin
and Albacore grounds much farther up the line. A decent weather window tomorrow at least offers a crack
in the door we can slip through tomorrow; afterward it appears that She's gonna blow again for another
couple of days.
So tomorrow is it and we plan to invest our time and effort in our chosen zone way beyond the beaten
path. It seems to us that some trail breaking is in order to get things going. And whether it is or not
we are all in. We'll see what tune we're singing following tomorrow's effort. Regardless of the outcome
it must be done; making it happen is what we're all about.
Today's photo is prefaced by a correction in yesterdays report that indicated "Alaska Mike's" tuna he was
featured pulling on escaped. After further research I was corrected - that particular tuna was captured,
and rests in the RSW tank at a respectable sixty two pounds. Also respectable is another fine Alijos
yellowfin now in the hatch landed by first time long range, all the way from New Jersey angler Joseph
Scott. Joe figured that an eight day long range voyage was a great warm up for the "Rock and Roll"
Marathon he will be participating in on Sunday the 3rd following our return. This seventy pound class
Alijos yellowfin was the icing on the cake for Joe's three hugely successful days at the famed "Stones".