Fished with a father son team that bought a pretty new 36 Cape Horn from me and never fished offshore and needed me to show em something so off we go from Marina Shores at 3:30 and also had my bud Mike with me to help run the pit while I ran the boat.
Headed to the 200 line based on the recent sat shot and a call from a friend the night before confirmed the tuna's had been caught there good Sat afternoon.
Start fishing in 50 fathoms at 6:00 with only Mike Standing and two other charters working the area. First couple hours no one was hooking up so I headed east to the temp change almost there I hear them start to hookup multiples right where we left troll back in and watch about 6-8 boats hooking up here and there but when they did it was all or nothing. Saw Bill on Fish Hawk get covered up right next to us but we never got our turn.
about 11:00 headed east to the break in 500-700 fathoms found the break up to 75.5 and pretty blue water worked the weed line and had a good gaffer bite caught six nice ones all about 10lbs lost just as many and a nice 20 lber after two gaff misses and he is gone. One went under the engines and while getting him out we see about 20 of his buddies all about 10 lbs circling around. After we had enough of them we ran back inside at 1:30 hoping for an afternoon YFT bite but all we got was a show by the Bluefin school of 50-80lb'rs swimming around the boat but wouldn't bite a thing they did hit a surface pooper twice but no hookup.
Nice day on the water and now got two more people addicted and ready to go again.