Cpt Darrel and Craiger killed it today.
The Garibaldi fish finally moved north.
I can't wait for tomorrow, as I get to drive the boat.
After yesterday, we were a little nervous.
We tried the water inside the 125, but Cpt Piazza (I was a customer today) did not like what he saw and told us it was time to move.
We ran SW to around 55 miles SW of the bar.
We had off and on fishing that was great and then dead.
We ended up with 16 HUGE tuna.
We are down tomorrow for our Starlink install and then the boys are at it again on Tuesday.
Cpt Piazza and Cpt Craiger ran back to where they plugged the boat yesterday.
The ocean was sloppy and got worse as the day went on.
The crew ended up with one tuna, and the boats around them did not do well.
Mark Coleman did better up north, so we are headed that way in the AM and are hoping the ocean sits down.
Cpt Mike P and Darrell went deep today and it paid off.
They got a late start as they had to get diesel, but they got it done and plugged the boat with one of the largest grades of tuna we have ever seen.
I was a passenger, which is way, way easier than driving the boat.
We ran out towards the corners and stopped about 6 miles short.
We got into them pretty good and then it died.
Around 1:00 the bite came on again, and then they went dow.
We ended up with 21 toads, some of the largest tuna I have ever seen.
Full moon fishing can be brutal.
Today they bit early and then it slowed up.
At least the Coast Guard stopped by to say hi and check out our safety equipment, at least we got a full compliance letter for our troubles.
They still ended up with 24 fat tuna.
For whatever reason, there are a lot of bigger tuna being caught right now.
I get to be a customer tomorrow and I can't wait to get to actually fish, which I pretty much never do.
Cpt Darrell and Cpt. Craiger went back out to the honey hole, just inside the corners.
Their crew ended up with 36 fat tuna.
If the forecast holds, we should be able to fish every day this week.
Full moon fishing can be hit or miss.
It was slow in the AM, but picked up a bunch after lunch
Captain Piazza and Captain Craiger turned 6 people to the dark side and put 30 fat tuna on the deck.
Cpt Mike and Cpt Darrell killed it today.
I got a bunch of single digit reports from other boats that quit so I was worried the bite died.
It turns out it was a late bite (good thing they got fuel yesterday so they could stay late) and ended up with 29 tuna and lost a bunch with a crew of tuna virgins.
A great first trip for Captain Mike.