Headed out of Little Creek at 5am with Glenn (GAW) Steve, Billy (High Caliber) & Becky, and my son Garrett. Put lines in about 3 miles short of the tip and got covered up with Alberts as the lines were going in. Brought 4 in before we could get out of there.
Worked the south wall of the canyon for a while with nothing around the lobster balls, shallow, deep, then had a white crash the bird/green machine WWB. Whooda Thunk? It was a big fish, pulling alot of drag on a 50W w/ 20# drag. Had him on for about 10 minutes, but he threw the hook on a nice jump. I guess heavy rod + bird = lost whitey. Circled back to the spot whitey hit and a nice YFT hit the bird/Gm again, put him in the box, 50#. That was it for the day. Worked the north & south walls til 3 and then started in.
Stbd engine wouldn't come up to speed, no problems with the port. Couldn't find anything wrong with it, scratched head for a bit, then changed fuel filters. Port filters clean as a whistle (changed them on both eng before this trip), stbd filter was full of black crap. Clean filters did the trick, now I have to figure out hows I got bad fuel in one tank and not the other. Never had a hint of dirty fuel in either tank before.
Thanks to all who radio'd when you heard we were down, glad to know you have friends out there when there is a problem.
Smooth ride in after that, beautiful sunset at the nouth of the bay and a nice day on the water with some good friends.