TUESDAY, FEB.6. Arrived on the Banda Bank at 0430 in the dark. The full moon was clouded over, flipped on the up and down and started hunting for Giant Squid at the North End where we left them last Saturday. On board was Edward Chang, Brian Lam, Juan Lu and me. Everyone was ready with their Ahi's and Juan Lu and me had Promar Lights attached. We dropped on every meter reading including some 400 foot drops to the bottom for nada until first light and we were on a rock. We lifted some hefty red vermillians on board, sometimes 3 at a time. My personal best red at 8.1 pounds pulled the scale spring pretty good. Also I caught the biggest white I have ever seen at 6 pounds and only one ling was caught by Edward at 6 pounds. I took the white out for dinner at Las Cazuelas where Loreto fried it and covered it in garlic. Pesca frito. I couldn't finish eating the first side. The bocaccios were all big in the 6 pound range and mine coming off of a Gulp twin tail in glow. As the morning progressed the catch diminished while I was metering large clouds of rockfish, they stopped biting. As I moved South we got less reds and more starrys off the meter readings. The winds were about 5 knots, the seas were one feet and glassed out by 1:00 p.m. when were were all pooped. On the way in and just at Todos Santos Island South and in "The Gap" as we call it........we were run down by a Navy boat and they put one sailor in SWAT gear on my boat to check papers. He didn't speak any English and I was lucky to have Juan Lu on board as the guests spoke Chinese. He asked for my U.S.C.G. Documentation, my Mexico registration and importation permit, and my Boat Dep't of Pesca Permit. He did not want to check for individual licenses while we all had them. He made Juan Lu sign, Edward sign, and me sign. All 3 of us signed in designated places. Back at the dock at 3:00 p.m. A friend of mine said he was metering some strange shit at the San Jose beach. After describing it all, it sounded like the Giant Squid to me. You might conclude that they have moved South, which is where they came from. If you want to fish rockfish on the Banda Bank get there at first light.