What a way to start the month! My buddy calls "over slept" from Temecula at 4:51am...... ok let's just go and see what happens. I mean heck I went to bed at 12:30am & woke up at 3am to finally go try an early shot at the other red meat! Good solid mix of big deans/mini macs and head to the 181 to get to a close shot outta Oside 63-65* water cobalt blue & gorgeous viz when we hit the high spot at 8:36am By 10 am no signs of movement or the right sign But we find a small patch of lettuce & marks at 60' & soak some strong swimmers Why is the bilge pump still pumping?? Open hatch, open mouth "oh crap! That's some water there" looks like seal issue between outdrive & transome Not a temp fix & fish away but a "hey Jon lets troll back to the barn & quick!" More water, bilge not keeping up, not gonna troll, gonna gun it. And stall And call, "vessel assist this is Skipjack 24 taking on water" we are under power (about 6kts) but slow After giving #'s to the CG the War Ship 52 says they have a visual on us & will redirect their live fire "excercises" & lend a hand. CG says they are 30 min out & to dawn life jackets War Ship 52 says they are 3NM away and will come port to port turn rudder and swing around us to starboard drop a small craft & bring assistance USCG says "we have the vessel in sight and will handle the situation" USN politely responds "we are lowering a small boat & will lend a hand if needed" Now the Navy maneuver is causing a crisscrossing of back wash making the skippy tippy & the formal pissing contest over little old me seem more serious than before we called for help Finally the navy stands down but leaves the small craft standing by just in case The CG board and crank up a pump that would dump a swimming pool in minutes They shadow us back to Oside ( talked em into NOT goin to closest port) & got written up for the flares & Flare gun being couple months outta date as well as the extinguishers too low Good early season lessons Especially for me to double/triple ck things and not get so excited to fish and remember "The ocean doesn't even know you're there" Thanks for being there boys (and girls) of the sea, protecting & serving even the little guys Fish report Trolled some porpoise for nada Radio chatter by 11am was sightings but nothing hung Hope somebody got something, if not today Thankfully there's tomorrow!!