So, that's fishing. One week the fish are practically jumping into the boat, the next you're wondering where they went. Kinda like that for the Pacific Queen and the Aztec on their 1.5 Day trips out to Cortez Bank. They took out 46 passengers between the two boats and managed only 2 Yellowtail and 6 Bluefin Tuna.
Meanwhile, on the home front, the 1/2 boats did well:
The Premier 1/2 Day AM run carried 17 Anglers out to the kelp edge and reported 3 Lingcod and 162 Rockfish caught.
46 Anglers aboard the New Seaforth 1/2 Day AM run landed 16 Yellowtail
The New Seaforth 1/2 Day PM did a little better, with 36 Anglers boating 94 Yellowtail
There still solid reports of Yellowtail and lingcod for the private boaters down the line from the Coronados to San Martin Island. The main challenge in getting out there is the wind and the bump rolling through.
The long range boats continue to find success in this winter wanderlust season. Here's the report from the Red Rooster III captain Andy Cates;
Date of trip: 1/24-2/8/2015
Length of trip: 15 days
Areas fished: Hurricane bank, Clarion, Alijos Rocks
- 168 Yellowfin Tuna
- 180 Wahoo
- 20 Yellowtail
1st place jackpot 277.7 Yellowfin Tuna caught by Bill Campbell of Placetina, Ca
2nd place jackpot 257.0lbs Yellowfin Tuna caught by Knut Korsbrekke of Erdal, Norway
3rd place jackpot 241.2lbs yellowfin tuna caught by dan brinks of Yuba City, Ca
Trolling jackpot 50.3lbs wahoo caught by Bill Campbell
237 lbs Gary Rogers
226.4 lbs Dylan Malmberg
216 lbs John Reinhart
210 lbs Leonard Moravek
206 lbs Gary Rogers
203 lbs Charles Seifert