The day started stormy, but wound up being great!
I woke up an hour early this morning to the flashes of lightning and the roar of thunder. After looking at the radar and checking out the offshore bouy observations, I was doubtful that we would make it offshore today. Well, my guys couldn’t hang around for tomorrow, and wanted to give it a try, so off we went. Fortunately the wind fell right on out, but there was a very steep southeast swell from all the wind during the night. This made the ride offshore slow, but we finally got there. Most of the thunderstorms moved on off as well, so we were in the clear for the rest of the day. As soon as we started, I stumbled across a float that had a handful of big bailer/small gaffer dolphin around it. We caught fifteen or so, and were thankful to have a good start already. The rest of the day was a pretty steady bite, mostly wahoos. We caught six out of probably fifteen bites, including one whopper, a 55 pounder which earned a citation. We also caught a couple of blackfin tunas, one of which earned a citation as well at 25 pounds. By the end of the day, the sun was shining, the swell had dropped to half of what it was in the morning, and everybody was smiling!
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