Well we have only made it out once since my last report. Had Woody, Mike, Ken on board. Great guys who have fished with me since I was skipper on the head boat. Told the guys in the morning was prob going to take some work as water temps have been dropping fast. Started about. 21 miles off in 120 feet of water. Water temps was 40.5, and had no signs of life. Told the guys we would have to run further to find some warmer water. We ended up going another 10 miles east, so about 31 miles off. Water temp off there was about 43. Worked that wreck for the rest of the day, but the guys only ended up with 6 fish for the box up to 13 pounds, and some shorts. Thanks guys for working hard at it.
We have decided to call it quits till the water warms. Not that I mind running 30-40 miles for fish, because I certainly do. Just don't like being forced to run that far every trip in unpredictable Winter Weather. So we are going to stay tied to the dock till we see the buoy 15 miles off hit 42 degrees, which is what I think the magic number is. Currently it's showing 37 for water temp. If you have a trip coming up I will be calling you to let you know what's going on, or feel free to call me. Wish we could keep rolling, but you can't fight mother nature.