Seems like things are on the upswing right now. We scratched up a nice day here, mostly in the afternoon on 60-120# bluefin. We had one good opportunity in the gray this morning, then a long dry spell, and then started seeing some good schools late in the day and pieced it together.
We ended our day with a nice sundowner picking on nice grade bluefin. It turned into some action on the lures after dark. It was a very fun afternoon. We’re going to mix it up and try for yellowtail in the morning.
We’re getting some opportunity here on 100# bluefin. They’re biting a little bit, but we can’t get them in the boat. We see good sign of big fish and very little sign of smaller fish. We’re seeing a good sign of dorado on kelps as well.
We had a tough trip this weekend. We are dealing with fast-moving bluefin and choppy weather which made it difficult for us to get on some fish we could catch. We’ve been hard at work in tough conditions the last couple days.
We did some good sign last night and yesterday afternoon way out to the northwest but and had a small window of opportunity in poor weather conditions. We lost track of it though and never got back on them. Just scattered sign throughout the day.
We got a little shot at the big ones last night…they are 100+#. After about 11 p.m. the wind came up and they got harder to catch, so we threw in the towel. We’ve been anchored up, pickng away at mixed-grade bluefin and some nice yellowtail today. It’s breezy out here but we’re scratching up a nice day.
We traveled all night further west than we have been all year and got stopped on a big school of 100# bluefin in the gray and had a very good opportunity of landing a few. They were in the corner, biting. After that we saw good fish most of the day but couldn’t catch it. We’re still seeing that fish right now we’ll see how tonight goes.
Epic day on the water today. It felt like we were at Guadalupe Island picking on 100# fish for most of the the day on the anchor. We would get waves of 30# and waves of 60# fish, but we kept 3-5 going all day. Most of what we caught were 70-120# fish.
Excellent sign and excellent fishing, all fly-line fishing. We’re on the hunt for something else to mix it up here.
Captain Miike and the boys
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