After excellent fishing last week Clark and Mike P were stoked to head west.
They headed SW and trolled around in an empty ocean.
They ran in at the end of the day to catch some bottom fish.
I got a report from a commercial buddy telling me that pretty much all the tuna left.
The ocean is lousy and we are done.
We have some big news for next year and as soon as we get caught up from this year, I will spill the beans.
2020 sucked in about every way possible, but we still had fun fishing.
We can't wait for the 2021 season.
Mark Coleman gave us some hot numbers last night and Clark headed there today.
It was WFO from the get go and they plugged the boat early.
It was one hell of a day for mainly first time tuna catchers.
We headed back to where the fish had been for a week or two, but you never know the day after a big blow.
We covered a ton of water trolling and only had 3 fish at 4:00.
As we were trolling towards home, a double on the troll turned into a short, WFO bait stop with 6 rods hooked up and everyone getting a tuna on live bait.
Too bad it was so late in the day, as we had to head home due to daylight and the bar.
We got a good report from Mark Coleman out of Westport, so Clark and Mike are headed there in the AM.2
We went straight back to where we were the day before, but the fish were down.
After about an hour of nothing, the fish came up.
It went WFO and every bait I pitched out got but within 10 seconds and we loaded up all the rods.
After the bite died, we got another smaller stop going and then it slowed up.
We got a call of a wide open yellowtail bite from Fat Cat and we could not resist, so we ran SW to the biggest log I have ever seen.
We were late to the party and it had ended, we only hooked one yellowtail and ended up losing it.
The wind is blowing so we are shut down for a couple of days, but at it again later this week if the forecast holds.
There are a lot of fish still out there and we are going to keep fishing until they leave.
After a slow day yesterday we were not overly optimistic about today.
That all changed when we had a great bait stop 5 minutes after putting lines in.
It never slowed down and 3 hours later the boxes and big kill bag were full and John said no more, and left biting fish.
John and I are at it again in the AM.
The title says it all.