fished the 645-663 in 80-110 fathoms all day long right in the middle of the green stickers, charters, & whales. water temp was 83 & the weather man missed it again. the 2-4 ft w/ sw 15 was more like 3-7 ft w/ sw 20. needless to say we got the $&%* beat out of us on the 26 ft cc regulator.
ran a tight spread w/ 2 spreader bars, 2 naked, 4 seawitches assorted colors.
Went 1-for 5 on the eyes. had all 5 rods go off at once.... i think the drags on 3 of the rods were to tight b/c after hooking all 5 fish.....we had 3 lines brake. hung on to 2 ...i mean hung on.....these fish put out a monster first run. the reel was steaming hot. 45 min. later & a lot of work we had the 2 fish to the boat. 1 on a green spreader & the other on witch. the witch fish was a lot bigger & threw the hook at the boat....damn. the other fish hit the deck & top out at 91lbs the biggest tuna to hit the deck of my boat & the biggest ive ever caught but 9 lbs shy of th cit.
theres a lot to say about these fish........a lot of the ones hooked dont make it in the boat. For as many charter boats that we saw hooked up......they maybe had 1/2 the fish at the dock.
others small boats reported over the vhf about sail fish, blue marlin in the area. tons of life out there.
Eye bites came early & around 11am we saw yft on top feeding everywhere.....skying right out of the water. we watched a charter hook up 3 but no takers for us. i find it really hard to hook yf's when they are feeding this way. Any advice!