Report - one for the team
Bluefin scouting mission!
Left the nearly empty dock at 6:00 Friday, relieved that the winds from the night before had calmed down.
The seas varied from 2-4 feet all day, not bad at all. Blazingly sunny with a moderate SW wind. Sea turtles and grass patches every couple miles(esp over the hills) but not much other life spotted.
Big blue spreader short, WWB bird/gm, natural cedar plug chain and alternating purple zuker and big pink chromehead built with Becky's ingredients. This is what was run all day to keep things simple as I was solo.
First stop, 26 mile hill. Nothing, nada. Spent 2 hours trolling it from all angles, but no bait or even bluefish.
Second stop, the 20 fathom finger/the crotch. Bluefish took passing swipes at the spreader and the WWB. Fast blues as I was going tuna speed. Kept four. No tuna dangit. See a Grady and catch up on the radio with Tommy who is having a good shark day (sure would have loved to see the White shark). We decided that his sea temp reading of 68.5 was closer than mine of 47.5 - silly Furuno.
Third stop, 21 mile hill. Not really a stop as I trolled all the way from the crotch to the hill. Not a peep, just a tan. Started talking to sea turtles.
Back to the dock at 6:15. Really pretty day, just no tuna. Good thing I like bluefish.
OK who is next?
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