In about 15 hours we should arrive at the yellow Fin hot spot known as the buffer zone, an area about seven miles off the protected island of clarion. This marine sanctuary is part of mexico and is home to abundant coral reefs and sea life.
From an east coast point of view the excel may look like just another big party boat, but when you look closer she is a technological wonder. Brandon Wilske, is the excel's engineer and is responsible for the systems that keep her running smoothly including the three main engines.
I can tell you first hand there are no party boats back east with the comfort level of these long range fishing boats. From the state rooms to the air conditioning no creature comforts are overlooked.
As we work way closer to clarion island we make a small detour to a Costa Ricon fishing vessel. Free trade is alive and well on the high seas. Cervas and cigarettes for enough swordfish to feed 30 hungry fisherman, now that's a deal
It won't be long now when the first yellow is over the rail.
Tim C. Smith