After having a cold beer and warm shot at 10:30pm Friday night, 5/13/05, I left Lee/Heatherlynn and his crew of Gato Gordo, Sportin' Wood and Daryl from Star Lures, and headed to find my skipper for the weekend, Phil/Knot Now. Got a few winks in while we waited for his friend Bill to show up from 29 Palms. We got underway on schedule around 2:30am. This weekend would be an exercise in patience. We headed to the 43 arriving early. We fished for nada. Headed down the 188 line por nada as well. The paddies weren't easy to find and there were sometime hours in between seeing one. We kept going to the Mushroom and also the 60 mile bank. By now it is almost noon and things didn't seem to be any better for most on the radio. At about noon, we netted our wayward pencil that rolled itself into the ocean. Believe it or not, at this point we were feeling pretty good about catching SOMETHING. Our luck finally changed but only a bit as we made our way to the 391 and caught our first fishies at almost 1pm. We scored 4 YT off one patio and farmed a couple. We found another along the way where we picked up a YT for each of us. The next stop was another patty and as we were reeling in the feathers, Bill hooked up on our only albie of the trip. It was very exciting. The water down there was the most beautiful I've seen it in a long while. Crystal clear, aquamarine with temps ranging from about 63 degrees to 70. We then headed to the 371 for nada again and made our way back to the Coronado Islands to anchor up for the night. It was cool but calm and we were all tired. We awoke to overcast skies and got underway about 5:30am to look around. There was major bird action near Pukey Point and the bait was boiling everywhere we went. Picked up some really big mackerals that we used later for bait. We slow-trolled around the middle grounds and then decided to head to the 302 even though the radio reports were poor. We ran into some NICE patties but none of them holding. The porpoises put on an incredible show for us for breakfast. We then made our way to the 181 and then home. We only got bit once this whole Sunday. We also saw what appeared to be a pod of sharks only to find a trio of giant Mola. Very cool. All in all, we couldn't have asked for a better weekend though. Beautiful weather, crystalline waters and fish, although no one was biting. Phil and Bill were excellent traveling companions and Phils 26' Blackman rode beautifully. It was also nice hear so many BDers on the water, Papa J, Heatherlynn, Full Tilt, SurfDoc, Finaddict, Cha-Ching and Ricke.babu and a few others I can't remember. Felt like we were in good company! It was a lot of work for ended being one Albie, 7 tails and one red rock fish. The albie weighed over 26lbs and the tails were from 7.5lb to almost 13, but totally worth it. I can honestly say this Saturday was one of the nicest days on the water. THANKS PHIL!!!! Annieo ------------ Pics: 1. Things were getting desperate as we netted the pencil for some action. 2. Our Bloody Deck 3. The porpoise show 4. Bill with his Albie 5. Phil with some of his tails 6. Me with one of my tails. 7. And our bounty.