johnwest wrote:A dogfish and a few cuckoos versus 19 blues to specimen weight, fine ling and some cod; as they say,"What a difference a day makes!" Or was it the 23 mile steam out, that's some run?
Id say a bit of both. The first was an amazing day if you wanted to stay sun bathing on the beach. No swell , water was like glass and we were only maybe 5 mile from the pier. We stayed around clonakilty Bay Area. With it being so bad, Sean said that if we were willing to make a full day of it he was happy to get on the water for 6am and use that extra time to get well out and have a full day on the sharks. That morning was predicted Force 4 winds so there was a big swell. The cameras really don't do it justice. It was my first time ever feeling a bit sea sick, but being down in the gully for an hour cooking breakfast probably didn't help
. The wind definitely helped with getting a nice slick going and I think , if I remember correctly, we covered something like 8-10 miles drifting so we covered a lot of ground. Because of all the ground covered we were within a 30 min steam to the wrecks which was a bonus we didn't expect but we got back to port at around 9pm so we really did make a full day