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.