YEP dead on. I've fished on Condor for many years. Never afraid to burn the fuel to find fish...Thanks for the report. Being the captain is a tough gig, I've been on a few boats with people questioning the captain's every move. I was on the Condor this year and one of the things I liked the most was the captain's speech before we left the dock. He followed the "underpromise, over deliver" mantra and stated "it's been tough fishing out there but we are going to work hard and look for dodos and yt tonight". Although there were people questioning his decision to not look for big blues by San Clemente the first night, the weather was not favorable and the reports were not good either. There's a lot of intel that captain's (and landings) share that we are not privy to.
Like everyone else states, the captain can only do so much. I can guarantee you that the Condor will be working hard when they go out...we never stopped looking for fish on the trip.
while other boats sit plunking with nothing on the meter saving fuel.