Fish Report for 9-21-2017

Wide Open

Bill Cavanaugh

Hi Gang,

What a drastic contrast between yesterday and today. We awoke to a calm ocean and dark clouds. Today's game plan is to spend the day looking offshore for schools of yellowfin tuna. We located a small school associated with a kelp patty shortly after first light and had decent action on school sized fish that were mostly 12 to 18 pounds. If was short lived but a good start. About an hour later we picked up a school on the sonar. Steady chum on the starboard corner... As we came around on this school, all four trolling lines went off. Hook up! Boil, boil, boil. The school charged the boat and it was on. Wide open. Every bait that hit the water was a fish, for a couple of hours. It was awesome! Everyone had such a great time. We caught most of our fish on flylined sardines but the guys fishing the small flatfall jigs and the colt snipers were getting bit too. Oh, they were eating the skip jig good as well. When the dust had settled we had our fill. The rest of the day we spent looking for dorado on kelps and we found 2 kelps holding fish and managed to pick up 21 dorado to go with the best tuna bite most of our group has ever seen. A great day to say the least. I unfortunately was too busy to take any pictures today. We will try our luck for yellowtail tomorrow. Wish us luck, Captain Bill Cavanaugh and the Intrepid Team

The Intrepid runs long-range trips from Point Loma Sportfishing in San Diego, CA. If you would like to join us on a fishing trip please call Steve Hoffman at (619) 224-4088 or BOOK ONLINE.