Strong north winds shut down the great bite the East Cape had been experiencing for several days. Now after a 5 day blow it has backed off. Before the blow anglers were able to make Mackerel and sardines on the high spot just about 2 miles off Buena Vista in 300 feet of water. Soaking the freshly made bait in the same location was very effective to hook yellowtail. Most of the yellowtail have been quality grade between 30 and 40 pounds.
Just off the high spot in a thousand feet a huge volume of humbolt squid have shown up. Commercial fishermen have been harvesting the big squid by the ton. There has been a huge semi in town paying 4 pesos a kilo for the calimari from anyone wanting to sell it.
Last week we finally finished winter maintenance on the Jen Wren boats. Hot to trot I have been waiting for calm weather to launch Jen Wren III and get in on the yellowtail bite. Licking my chops getting ready to launch I discovered a hummingbird nesting under the bow pulpit of the boat. Looking at my options I believe it would be bad karma to disturb mama while she is sitting on her nest. I'm going to let this cycle of weather pass. Hopefully when the next cycle of calm arrives the little birdies will have flown the coop.
This has to be good karma
Anyone know how long it takes for hummingbird eggs to incubate? I want to go fishing.
Jen Wren III had a big Christmas with a complete new Simrad electronics package including two touch screen multifunction plotters in the bridge.
Who is that masked man? Last of our paint work is completed.
We pealed off all the teak trim on Jen Wren and replaced it with Starboard.
While other fleet boats have cut back we have been very ambitious maintaining and improving the Jen Wren fleet.
It has been pretty cool to have Big Bird walk with me on the beach every morning.
I had no idea how territorial blue herons are. This guy moved in and set up shop weeks ago.
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