Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Quest Continues

Tuesday saw a cold front moving through coastal North Carolina with air temperatures dropping from the 70's to the 50's. All the TAG boats were on the water but we didn't manage to get any fish on deck. Once again, only a handful of fish were landed throughout the entire fleet, with most bites coming early in the morning. The bluefin seem to be spread out along the coast with no large aggregations in any one place. There was a nice temperature break offshore with sea surface temperatures going from 61 to 68. We were marking large schools of bait on the warm side of the break but still didn't manage to see any tunas.

Back on land, the team was treated to a wonderful meal of crawfish fettuccini prepared by Jane Britt. The meal was served with a delicious Asian salad on the side and was followed by big slice of Pecan Pie. Great job Jane!

The TAG team will be off the water on Wednesday due to high winds but it looks like the rest of the week should see some good weather. On our day off we plan on catching up on our paperwork and all the other logistic needs of conducting a tagging program. In addition, we'll likely head over to the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort to learn about the rich and storied maritime history of this great state.

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