Monday, August 18, 2008


The front that gave us wind and rain over the past two days has broken down resulting in lower seas and reduced winds. Compromise rocks gently moving at 4-5 kts with winds blowing 10-15 out of the W. We are set up wing-on-wing ready for the winds to shift out of the SW. At 70.9 degrees, water temperature continues to drop.

On a day so gentle, the crew's priorities change. For the ladies, that means time to wash your hair and get a pedicure. I don't know what to say about this so I will let it speak for itself. For Matt, it means pulling out the tackle kit and dropping a couple lines. Matt was reluctant to fish when we passed through the high pressure system. Warm waters could result in a 45 lb. tuna - 5 lbs of which we eat and the rest overboard. Not wanting to offend the gods who have given us such a wonderful ride, we pass on dropping lines until we reach colder water temperature (smaller fish). Water temperature has since dropped 10 degrees so Matt dropped a couple lines this morning. The set up has 3 parts: a heavy line with a rubber "spring", 150 lb leader, and a very interesting lure. I was amused by the warning label on the cedar plug lure. I am amazed the other 49 states are unaware of this . . . .

WARNING: This product contains LEAD, a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm

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