|The blog's been about a baby and local biscuits for the past week, two things that are a lot cooler when you are living it and out there doing it.
Both are not for everybody, and I am sorry if the blog hasn't been updated with the quickness and if the scope hasn't been for everyone. It's just that sneaking in epic sessions on 50- to 60-pound biscuits and watching your son born can really sway a guy's writing inspiration. In the end, I want my writing to always have some personality, even maybe a little bit of edge to it. But enough about me (all third person writing in June, here I come...)
Seeing how it's pretty much impossible to get one of these coastal seabass from a sportboat, it's not the type of fishing for the masses. Although I (it's May 31, first person okay) do know that there are many sportboat guys who would love to be able to skiff fish for hire for the shot at a personal best 50-plus-pound seabass. (Hint: I have a plan that will be unveiled soon.)
So it's great news that the barracuda and calico bass went off for L.A. half- and three-quarter day boats today. Travis McDonald at L.A. Harbor Sportfishing said that the Matt Walsh's count today was the "best in two years" thanks to limits of barracuda and over 100 calico bass for the three-quarter day with ONLY 15 people. That's the good. The bad is that the island seabass/yellow bite has been tough. Options skipper Wes Flesch got a new personal best 60.3 with me out of the seabass deal, but it also ended his limits, limits, limits hot streak on his six pack; the last two trips to the islands blanked on exotics.
And then there's the big long range news from the Royal Star: The picture of the bluefin tells the story: