The wind has kept us at the dock for awhile, so John and I were really Jonesing to get out on the ocean.
We ran 50 miles, pretty much straight out, and there were a TON of boats out there.
It started out a little slow, but then we found a pile of fish and started to get some bait stops going.
6 or so bait stops later we were almost plugged and it was time to go home.
The amazing part was that our crew did not lose a single fish (except for the one we messed up on, but that was on us).
These guys would wait 20 seconds before they engaged the drag and 90% of their fish had the hooks so deep in their mouths that there was no way they were ever going to spit the hook.
*****If you want to catch a lot of tuna, you need to let them eat it. Letting them eat it for 20 seconds means you don't lose fish and these guys proved it.******
We are sitting out the wind until Wednesday, but it looks really, really good for next weekend.
Shake N Bake PSA. This COVID thing hasn't gone away. Neither have we, but the wind has kept us tied to the dock.
I was lucky enough to talk to an MD on the front lines in the midwest (during the wind cancelled your charter call).
He told me that where he is, the COVID is deadly serious.
He had 6 deaths recently, just in his practice, and the potential for a lot more, as he has a bunch of patients in the ICU.
He was very, very adamant that this thing is still killing a lot of people where he practices and now is not the time to let our guard down.
If you want to fish on Shake N Bake please read our COVID protocols, as we take them seriously and if you don't, your trip is over. Period.
On a happier note, we are headed west on Saturday, before the wind shuts us down for a few more days.
We just got a pretty good report of fish SW around 45 miles and we are going to take a look for ourselves on Saturday if the forecast holds.