//WL2K It’s just a skipjack…
Left Puerto Escondido with Genny and Steve on board. Their two kayaks were strapped to the top of the zodiac which we towed behind us. It looked like a weird plastic pontoon boat.
We had a fun windward bash with light winds that built throughout the day to about 15kts. We trolled a spoon, a squid plug, and a rapala the whole way, and about 2 hours into the trip we heard the drag racing out on the rapala. Steve landed a nice skipjack about 10lbs. I know everyone says “it’s just a skipjack, not a r e a l bonito” but its red meat grilled up like a t-bone last night. We all thought it was as delicious as good beef.
We had a small delay when I hooked my 80 pounder and fought it for 20 minutes or so. It turned out to be another 10lb skipjack, which we released. He sure put up a fight, though. We didn’t make it to Puerto Ballandra until nearly sunset, but we found a spot to anchor between the 5 other boats.
Today we’re going to do a bit of hiking and explore Isla Carmen. There are a couple spots on the chart that look like good snorkeling which we’ll check out as well.
The boat looks like a circus tent with all the sun awnings we have put up, but it really makes a difference. It’s 73 degrees in the cabin as I write this.
The weather is great. The fishing is great. The sun is hot. The drinks are cold.
Puerto Ballandra, Isla Carmen
Lat. 26 01.139N
Lon. 111 09.813W