Fish Report for 8-11-2017

The End

Tim Ekstrom


And our final morning offshore, a perfect set up to end this voyage on a high note, flopped. A couple of fish were tagged, including a robust 25 pound yellowtail, but production again fell short of our goal. A sea full of life was encouraging, including schools of skipjack and a few small tuna, but fish worthy of a tag and a ride north were tough to come by. So it goes.


A study in contrast this voyage accomplished much in the way of exposing the ocean’s diverse nature; and what long range fishing is about. Many of the fantastic conversations that I shared with anglers during the voyage touched upon this theme. To this moment I never cease to be amazed by the diversity of fishing, catching, scenery, and destinations long range fishing offers. An angler could choose the same seven day voyage in August for ten consecutive seasons and experience completely different fishing on each one. And this is the reality, and the attraction, of long range fishing. No two voyages are ever the same. Each run is a completely unique adventure brimming with the potential to amaze and reward.


So the book closes on this run that was a notable success; a good time was had by all. This result was not by chance. It was created by a group of anglers intent upon enjoying exactly what the ocean had to offer. What a pleasure to share time at sea with such stellar individuals. Our most sincere gratitude to Tom and Dale Kurata and Izorline for spearheading the voyage and providing epic swag for all participants. Thank you one and all again.


Now we begin an adventure anew with the annual Humboldt Fishin’ Lumberjacks arriving on board tomorrow. A new strategy will be employed as we ply the Southern waters in search of the magic three - Quality, variety, and sufficient quantity for all.