Friday we found calm seas and water in the mid 70's several miles inside, and several miles south of Cats east end. Fished about a dozen small paddies with no strikes. However, we were seeing visible bull Dorado multiple stops. Having not been out all season I was surprised and happy to see Dorado in the zone we were at. Just circling around between a paddy and the boat. Would have been a great day for shooting. No traffic.
After hours of that frustration, we moved further SW to a tuna spot. At slack tide the zone lit up with fast moving YFT schools and birds to chase. It would have been difficult diving, but possible if you were fast and organized. We left for home with a 30lb and 20lb yft taken on cedar plugs. I rember seeing a water temp of 76 in the bite.