We're getting closer to our first fishing destination, the weather is getting warmer and the anglers are getting anxious to wet their lines.
The Excel is out to sea more then she is in port so maintenance has to be done while underway. Today the crew was busy making sure the gaffs are ready for when the cows will come over the rail.
Two days of steaming sounds like a long time to run before fishing, but on the Excel the miles gently pass by. Captain Justin Fleck describes why the Excel is the queen of the long range fleet.
Pacific yellow tail are the larger cousin of the Atlantic spices and can grow upward to a hundred pounds. These fish, Pound for pound may be the hardest pullers in the Pacific. They can can be caught on live bait or jigs.
Tomorrow morning we have to meet up with customs and take on the rest of the passengers, so we left the fish biting.
Tonight have a special treat in the galley, Jimmy is making him famous meat sauce.
By the way yours truly was the big winner in the Superbowl pool.