The clock is ticking on our offshore season but there is still a few weeks left to get in on the action! I got out to one of our islands yesterday and had a banner morning. Cleared Dana point about 6am headed for blue water. We passed some paddys in the channel on the way out that I'm sure were holding fish but I had my sights set on getting a big bluefin. Once at the island we were greeted with 50-80' vis and more big YT than you could shake a stick it. There were about 10 boats all anchored on the ridge and not catching anything. Being a diver I know exactly where the reef meets the sand so we anchored there in about 150' and started catching YT right away. We caught some hook and line and speared some as well which just pissed off all the big professional sport boats. They got tired of watching us throw 30-40lb YT over the rail and hooting and hollering!!
three of them pulled the hook and dropped in literally right where our lines were and where we were diving. The funny thing is they didn't catch squat while we continued our killing spree not 100' away
After boating 8 YT between 30-40lbs we pulled the anchor and went out to the big tuna grounds. We anchored up there in about 300' of water and started chumming. The vis was good but every tuna I saw was moving 30mph!! I finally resorted to hook and line. I hooked 3 tuna I would estimate at 150-200lbs and got smoked due to using "light" 50lb flouro top shot. We had baits out on the right heavier gear but they would not bite it. We finally got a small 120lb model to bite on 40lb and the fight went 4 hours before I jumped in and shot the fish in the tail to end the fight. Great day on the water and spectacular vis! They are still around so go get em while you can!