September 17th 2020

 

We were only a two man crew. We had Brian and his son drop out at the last minute. I was bummed that they weren't going to be with us until we hit the inlet. I knew we were going to take some wind but I expected the ocean to be a little better. It was rough. The ocean was very confused. 10-15kt winds from the west and wave direction from the east made for a bumpy spray filled ride out. We even ran through a quick downpour.  Once again we arrived at the tuna grounds to find a fleet of boats. Things were very slow early on so I used the time to go and grab some mahi. We boxed up 9 between 3-8 pounds. After that we headed back to focus on finding tuna. Luckily it didn't take long. We had a bunch of bites and we managed to ice up 2 nice yellowfin. I'm a little pissed at myself that I didn't bring a flat of butters or sardines. The live bait that we had were in rough shape after that 2.5 hour ride out. Chris was forced into doing a lot more. He did a great job running the boat and gaffing my fish. I'm sure he was very nervous. It's never a good thing to lose the captain's fish..LOL

 

We are going to be shut down for a while. The weather looks terrible. When I talk weather I'm referring to the water conditions.  I could care less if the sun is shining. The boat also needs to go in for some routine maintenance. I have put on 1200 hours. This is my third year with the boat. I think I'm addicted to fishing. 🤣🤣