|One last comment, my Friend Marty swears that bananas are good luck I fished with him a couple of times and we did well. You can always find a bunch of bananas in the galley of the KEN-DAN. I always stop at the 7-11 on Rosecrans to pick up ice and I saw these loose bananas sitting on the counter. Oh well, what the heck! I think I'll start bringing bananas on my trips!|
|June 16, 2004 - I fished with Mark Thorson and his son
Mike on his boat SAFE HARBOR.
Mark started of the morning by fishing for his Penn International 30W that fell off the cart into the harbor on the way down to the boat.
We picked up a scoop and a half of bait which had several nice
mackeral mixed in. Winds were out of the South at 10+ knots with wind
waves 2-3 feet at close intervals, the swell was from the West. It was
like a washing machine out there. It was a terrible weather day on the
water where we were. It was chilly and drizzled off and on as well.
Sunsequent fish reports show the fish were a bit further north of us
at 32.11 and we went as far as 31.07.
|June 5, 2004 - I fished with Mark and 2 young friends
of his son. We came across the boat KONA GOLD who was hooked up working a
paddy. We stopped and I hooked the first Yellowtail and handed it to Wes.
Then Mark hooked up and worked his fish to the boat. I hooked another
Yellowtail and handed it off to Matt. Then I hooked one for myself. Matt
lost his fish, which was bigger than the others we caught. It worked it's
way under the boat. I hooked one more fish from that paddy.
After trolling for many hours without a hookup, I switched out a Rapala for a brand new blue/chrome one. Not long afterward, I hooked an albacore on the troll and handed it off to one of the Matt. When he got it to the boat, I handed my rod to Wes while I gaffed the fish, and he got hooked up on my rod. That's all we got for the day.
Wes and Matt had taken Seasick pills and were sleepy most of the day. Mark also took the occasional nap while we were trolling. Mark cleaned the fish this trip.
These were their first yellowtail and albacore as well as the biggest fish they ever caught. That made my day!