Can't win them all but did see a surprise .... (video included)

Fishingguy

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Whats up Guys!

My apologies that it takes me a few days to make these reports and videos. The editing/reviewing takes a few hours and with work, wife, and family, time is always of the essence.

Went out last week in search of some "foaming" popping bluefins. Starting to make some of my videos a little longer and more about the journey rather than just the catching. I find that if we focus on just the catching, we lose sight of all the tiny joys we find in preparing up to the point.

I dont catch on all my trips. In fact, I have many skunk trips (none so far this year, but it will happen). On this day, I did a total of 175 miles for a yellowtail. Didn't even see a single tuna. Everywhere was lifeless with very few marks on the meter. Only area that looked promising from working the 279, 209, 181, 182, to 289 to 209 to 279 again……..and 182 looked best. 181 was probably the worst area with lots of green/dirty water. Was pretty focused on using surface lures and didnt see much activity besides last week.

I did however see a swordfish just a few feet from the boat as seen in the video….

Let me share with you my motto for bluefin: Just gotta keep going…..

There will be bad days. There will be skunks. There will be trips that humble you and put you in your place. However, none of this should stop you.

I believe we are fishing for a "fish of a lifetime" and like i tell all my friends…. 10 years from now, I would rather have a beer with you and talk about how we TRIED to go catch these things rather than "i wish we would have went more."

It happens to the best of us. You win some. You lose some but in the end, its all about the journey.

And like in life and fitness and fishing…. its not so much about your "catch" or your end goal but rather WHO you become in the process. All the little steps count. All the research. all the learning and questions count as I truly believe that success is the accumulation of all the little things.

So remember, Its not about what you get…but rather about who you become in the process.

Down and out, but redemption is around the corner.

I made my yellowtail two ways. Sesame coated and Pan fried it as well as some yellowtail sashimi with ponzu sauce and micro greens.

As always, thank you for watching and reading.

Thanks for reading!

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Willdoggy

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:appl:Nice presentations on many levels Billy! You're still crushing it!
 
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Very nice video like the extended version really portrays the chase! I enjoyed it keep up the hard work and im sure it will fill the boat next time!!
 
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polfishski

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Great read and thanks for sharing. My skunks feel so much better now. It is all about time on the water and time with great company.
 
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Great report and very cool video. I felt like I was watching a Saturday morning fishing show. Thanks for the post and words of wisdom.
 
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Way to go! You always have great info(advice), and share with us(your new friends). You always put in the work, which I know does not come easy.
 
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Tunahead

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Way to give it a go again Billy, nice forkie! Great video and pics.
Hell I just spent 5 days in hospital/surgery again on home IV til 7/3.
You might as well bust it loose for me!!! LOL LOL
 

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Well written!! Like I always say- the fish are just a bonus! Just being on the water is magical!! Dude, your fricken food presentation is ridiculous!!!
 

Tuna Vic

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Great video,very nice editing,and one sweet platform you got there,thanks!
 

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Very well done!
 

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Whats up Guys!

My apologies that it takes me a few days to make these reports and videos. The editing/reviewing takes a few hours and with work, wife, and family, time is always of the essence.

Went out last week in search of some "foaming" popping bluefins. Starting to make some of my videos a little longer and more about the journey rather than just the catching. I find that if we focus on just the catching, we lose sight of all the tiny joys we find in preparing up to the point.

I dont catch on all my trips. In fact, I have many skunk trips (none so far this year, but it will happen). On this day, I did a total of 175 miles for a yellowtail. Didn't even see a single tuna. Everywhere was lifeless with very few marks on the meter. Only area that looked promising from working the 279, 209, 181, 182, to 289 to 209 to 279 again……..and 182 looked best. 181 was probably the worst area with lots of green/dirty water. Was pretty focused on using surface lures and didnt see much activity besides last week.

I did however see a swordfish just a few feet from the boat as seen in the video….

Let me share with you my motto for bluefin: Just gotta keep going…..

There will be bad days. There will be skunks. There will be trips that humble you and put you in your place. However, none of this should stop you.

I believe we are fishing for a "fish of a lifetime" and like i tell all my friends…. 10 years from now, I would rather have a beer with you and talk about how we TRIED to go catch these things rather than "i wish we would have went more."

It happens to the best of us. You win some. You lose some but in the end, its all about the journey.

And like in life and fitness and fishing…. its not so much about your "catch" or your end goal but rather WHO you become in the process. All the little steps count. All the research. all the learning and questions count as I truly believe that success is the accumulation of all the little things.

So remember, Its not about what you get…but rather about who you become in the process.

Down and out, but redemption is around the corner.

I made my yellowtail two ways. Sesame coated and Pan fried it as well as some yellowtail sashimi with ponzu sauce and micro greens.

As always, thank you for watching and reading.

Thanks for reading!

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First class!
 

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Thanks for the video Billy! Keep em' coming.
 

momaguro

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You have done very good thing to share your philosophy here and your style of living in which fishing experiences provide for personal growth and increased awareness. The positive affects of experiencing nature and the wild are as real as it gets which is the reason the same needs much better protection from commercial exploitation and better stewardship for recreational pursuits. It is good to see your boat is being put to good purpose. Respect!
 

1fishdude1

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Great wright up and video Billy, I couldn't agree more.
Thanks again for your input and info.
Inspirational in a lot of ways. Tight lines
The Dude
 
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Derby

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I don't know what you do for work, but you might just be ready to fish full time for cash if you wanted too.

Get that captain license.

Nice report...again. You're reaching Sami territory.
 
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