Ah, the wonder of kids! Wandering the Monterey waterfront Weds afternoon, I showed Coop (in orange) and cousin Ben the famed Wild Wave, once one of the most popular albacore tuna boats on the West Coast.
Unfortunately, the once proud vessel has been mothballed for years now and is catching nothing but dust and weeds.
That didn’t bother the kids at all. In fact, they were so impressed with the Wild Wave that they stared up at it in awe for a long moment.
Then, when I told them that my good pal Mike Baxter used to captain the boat, Coop got a huge smile and said…
“Mike Baxter is the coolest guy in the world!!!” :)
News Flash: the “tuna water” has moved onshore near Sana Cruz over the past couple days and on Thursday, boats running out of Santa Cruz harbor only 15-17 miles found nice conditions and scores of 20-30+ fish.
There is a nice weather window Friday and Saturday and then the weather is forecasted to kick back up…
For an in-depth look at all that’s happening out of this port, check out out SC Fishing Report
I guess this is better than a purse seine, longlines and gill nets…and is dolphin safe and all that, but am I the only one that feels like there’s just something wrong with this picture?
Bust out the wasabi! Billy Moran from Queens, NY caught this monster tuna with some help from his pals on the East Coast. Moran’s big cow is our latest Hawg of the Month contest entry.
There are some pretty nice fish in this month’s contest. Check back here at the end of the month to vote for your favorite!
And by the way, there’s still time to enter your big fish pix for a shot at a free fishing trip! DETAILS