Hot day on water. Started at Lumpy Bottom and picked up a gaffer south and east in 77 degree water. Continued working east and managed another gaffer on the 30 fathom lumps. Spent most of afternoon in south wall area of the Washington and had no pulls. Trolled west – back towards 30 fathom lumps in last hour of fishing. No bites or pulls. Was calling it a day and pulling in lines when I spotted a white following the bait. Angler extraordinaire Joe Hudock quickly hand feed and coaxed a bite and we had game on. Nice work Joe.
Beautiful day on water, sunny, WNW wind 10-15 kts. Seas 3-4 with some big roller swell in canyon. Third white marlin release so far this season, a new boat record.