The Albacore Return!

 As we settled in we looked forward to the coming fishing season. The 10 years of no Albacore was wearing thin, but there was always the thought of Marlin. Normally, such fishing doesn't start until late in July or into August. The early Albacore were caught on May 20, 1997. In July, one of the Sport boats had picked up an Albacore and everyone had high hopes. Thus, Harry Okuda, Al Epstein and I went out looking. At the "390" we found a couple of sport boats working, trolled between them, saw breaking fish, trolled over them and got bit with three jig fish and 2 bait fish. The drought was over. I believe this was the 1st Albacore of the Year caught by a yacht.