3 Albacore to 40 lbs. & six Yellowtail to 27 lbs.
Fishing Weds. 8-18-04 with Gabe Delbuono on his 22 GB Cat "Real Time", with son Ricky & friend Jim. We launched out of SI at midnight, heading south 85 miles to 31 20 & 117 50. Curtis on the boat Hanna and Brandon hailed us upon arrival at 5:30am. We began trolling west, and quickly found a kelp paddy that accounted for all our fish, but one albacore caught trolling in the afternoon. These Yellowtail were all brutes, biggest for me this year, I landed three fish over 25 lbs. and one pig Albie. We spent the rest of the morning looking at boiling and puddling albies, which refused to take a bait or jig, very frustrating. Ran east when a call from Curtis said they had found a school of yellowfin tuna some 10 miles away. We only caught one albacore on the troll and that was it, still 74 miles from the point at 2 pm. and low on fuel, kicked it for the barn. Somewhere near 230 miles for the day.
Here is Ricky, Gabe and Jim with some huge Yellowtail.
Here I am with two of my three brute tails.
Here is Ricky, Gabe and Jim with some pig Albacore.
Here I am with my huge Albacore.
Here is the day's catch!
Not a stellar day, but quality over quantity. Thanks again Gabe for the invite,. Hope we can do it again soon.
Hook up! Cory