6/23-24 — Spencer/Wilmington Canyon — 18 Yellowfin, Mako

On Monday we headed right back to the Spencer where we had yellowfin on Friday.

Conditions didn’t look great in the Spencer but we managed two different shots at small(26-36″) yellowfin at the southwest corner before picking up and running down to where Fishing Fever reported action in the Wilmington.

We picked up a few singles upon arriving and then had 8 out of the 10 rods go off on a nicer class of yellowfins. we went 6 for 8 on fish to 65 pounds just before dark. These fish ate rainbow squid bars, green machine bars, jets, and ballyhoo..

Set up on the drift for sharking and released a blue shark just after midnight. Put together a 9 mile drift before we had both a hammerhead and a mako swimming in the slick. baited, fought and boated a 102 pound mako that put up less fight than one of the skippies we’d used for bait.. It came to the boat in under 3 minutes.

Since we had our mako we ended the night early and jogged back up to the northeast corner of the wilmington in the dark..

We had a few more shots at fish on green machine bars, rainbow squid bars, skirted ballyhoo and jets on the northeast corner in 400-600 feet of water.

Ended the trip having caught 18 yellowfin to 65 pounds, releasing several, and having boated a mako.