We went offshore yesterday. Boy, I fish with some dummies. Well, we got to see what they mean when they say 8-12 foot seas. Only had one seasick and it was the guy who talked me into going after I had already cancelled the trip. I'm sore all over today, even my tongue after I bit it a few times coming off waves. Staying on the bridge was a challenge but when I came downstairs to drive, all I could see was the wave in front of me. We did catch some tuna, 50 pound class. The best bite was at the 40915, 70-80 fathoms. Richard had fished a little south of there on Friday, 40870, and caught 20 tuna, same depth. A group of boats are out today fishing further north from the Cigar to just south of the canyon. The squid boats were working where we were fishing. A number of sword boats were setting their gear out east of the Cigar, 200 fathoms. One had been fishing the Norfolk Canyon. He was moving his gear further south to see if he could get a better catch. 30 swords a night at the canyon. There have been a few "sellable" bluefin caught around the Fingers area.
Dang Ken, I think the brass balls award this year needs to be awarded to you for going that far in 8-12 foot seas. Nice job on the tuna.
Tommy fished with me on Friday and we made it all the way to the 950 line where we scratched out one tuna. 20 tuna on the 870 line is hard to hear about when we made it all the way to 950, so close but not close enough I guess. I saw a green sticker Monday on the 300 line working the hard edge but we didn't find any tuna on Monday. Guess if we want tuna this fall we have to go go NC.
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Ken- Thanks for field testing our boat. I'll take your word on the ride. We got a little beat up coming into the Sw wind Monday. Glad you had a catch and yore info is keeping me pumped up for another go asap. We did not see any life on the Fingers but the bluefin should be there as you say. Dave