The trip track showing locations of Grande (off San Diego) this past weekend including the locations of the spectacular flocks of Least Storm-Petrels, the official trip list, photos and Paul Lehmanâs trip report is now posted:
This weekendâs 48-hour trip to the shelf edge aboard Grande from San Diego still has 6 openings available. Weâll spend some time on the Nine Mile Bank on the way out and hit the Thirty Mile Bank for one more attempted look at the enormous storm-petrel flocks and try to get better looks at Craveriâs Murrelets before heading out to and past the Cortez and Tanner Banks. The weather and seas appear to be nearly perfect for a wonderful 48 hours on the Pacific.
We regret to announce that after much head-scratching and hair-pulling, we reluctantly had to make the decision today to cancel the undersubscribed November 14-15 San Diego Grande 48-hour trip. Rather than waiting until the last minute to âpull the plugâ we wanted to give registrants the opportunity (albeit short notice) to switch to this weekendâs trip or with more time to possibly to switch to the tantalizing deep-water November 7 trip on the fastest-boat-on-the coast, Santa Barbara's Condor Express.
Those who have registered for the November 14-15 Grande trip will receive a phone call from Point Loma Sportfishing within the next 5 days to process a refund. If you wish to switch to this weekendâs trip, you should call the Sportfishing office immediately at 619-223-1627. We sincerely regret this cancellation and do not take it lightly, understanding that many participants make airline reservations and other plans that are difficult to alter.
W. Terry Hunefeld, Encinitas
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