Good news is bluefin were biting today and bad news is we didn't hook up any tuna.
Capt Jimmy wanted to check the area where bluefin were there in big number in Oct last year.
It was very promising. whales were there, birds were there and bait were there.
Even we knew bites were going on about 7 - 8 miles north of us, we stick to our area as it is so promising.
We didn't see any boat around us.
John had a fish first while jigging. He had a 28 lb drag at strike on JM PE reel and almost half of line got dumped.
He increased drag past strike position. He must used over 35 lb drag, but the fish still took lines.
But the fish turned out to be 300 plus lb blue shark.
We waited until slack tide, but nothing happened.
Even we didn't have any tuna today, nobody complained. Instead of joining fleet, we decided to stick to our plan as we saw tons of bait and whales around us and it looked it was just a matter of time when tuna found the area.
Capt Jimmy and myself have many things in common. One of them is we are not afraid to make mistakes and experiment new things, and explore new areas away from the crowd.
OF course we have many days skunked because of it, but it is a part of fishing and we are enjoying it even without fish.
Tomorrow is another adventure day with Capt Jimmy and I hope tuna find us tomorrow.
If not, we'll try again next week.
I rarely see so many herring from the bottom to the top in 150 ft water. How can you leave the area to find better area.
It is good to see herring is coming back.
I could count at least two dozen whales around us