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!