Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Chasin' The Albacore in Mexico Part 1

Cleaning the house can sometimes turn up long lost gold. The last much needed purge here produced a fishing video tape I have been looking for the past 3 years. The tape had fallen down in between the headboard and mattress on the bed. Ah, the life of a bachelor, I guess that gives away how long it's been between thorough cleanings here in Camp Happyland.

The video is of my albacore fishing trip with Rick (Westy) and Mike (FF&F) to Mexico on the Pacific Queen in June 2005.

It was a little early for a WFO (Wide Freakin Open) bite but we were antsy and wanted some rail time to cure the long off season blues. We lucked out and had pretty calm seas the 2 days we were on the water. We launched out of Fisherman's Landing in San Diego, the heart of the tuna fleet for SoCal. The regular Captain of the Pacific Queen, Bill Cavanaugh, was not going with us due to a new baby coming so we set sail with a substitute captain manning the boat.

It wasn't long until albacore were boiling on our chum line.

Part 1


Tom Sorenson said...

that's awesome - you have great videos...everyone is so relaxed and natural. It's hard to do, I know! I put a camera in someone's face and they immediately clam up.

Looks like a good time!

Jesses Hunting And Outdoors said...

Thanks Tom. I do get my clams who freeze up, maybe 25% don't want to be filmed or get stage fright.

I've found that if you start talking to the subjects first, asking questions and engaging them, it's easier to transistion to filming them.

Doing interviews from behind the camera isn't the best format either many times. Being a one man band a lot you have no choice. Then agin, rollin around with a camera man and sound man can get quite crowded.