Better Weather and A Few More Tunas

By Scott Lenox

Better Weather and A Few More Tunas

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Weatherman got the forecast right today and there were light winds and calm seas out in the ocean where there was some decent sea bass fishing and a few more tunas around.

Yesterday, Captain Chris Little and the crew of the Talkin’ Trash had an epic day that ended with four bigeye tuna and four stud yellowfin tuna on the dock.

The crew of the Boss Hogg out of Sunset Marina with three nice yellowfins for the fish cleaners.

Captain Chris Watkowksi of the Spring Mix II lost another little piece to a shark, but still managed some steaks from two yellowfin.

Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star stayed a little longer again today, but it was worth the effort with some nice sea bass and some keeper flounder.

Today as nice as yesterday was not; we dropped two sets of tog condo blocks at Rambler Reef and pressed on.
I’m surprised we’ve not done more on our nearshore troll to speak of – water’s quite green really. Generally we’d have caught with decent frequency by now – not this year. We’re just hoping to make fresh bait on the way out but it can be a lot of fun.
Enjoyed having a bunch of regulars aboard today. Nice crowd all around. While I was hoping to make memories – sea bass didn’t care. They were feeding heavy on tiny krill, and I do mean tiny.
Got some good ones though. Couple keeper fluke too. Certainly dinners around.
I sure wish the fishery management community would at least try my method of growing the sea bass population exponentially. It’s been proven twice by accident – both times to wonderful result. Would beat the heck out of watching this fishery wither again.
Curiously – All Management’s work is well supported by MRIP recreational catch data no one believes.
All my work is supported by “VTRs” – the ‘Vessel Trip Reports’ Commercial & For Hire recreational skippers have to submit for each trip – our actual catch.
Hmmm..
Law says they have to use “Best Available Scientific Data.” And, because MRIP is the ONLY data they see available…?
Oyyyy.
Ought to swim that statistical nonsense in a chum slick heavy with hammerheads and apply management’s truths instead – Utilize Surplus Spawning Production Models and Improve/Restore Marine Habitat to create permanent population improvements. When we finally do get it right – Fishing’s Going To Get A Lot Better & Fast.
Cheers,
Monty

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