We left Shelter Island at 8:30pm fri. night and heard that it was pretty rough out there, but found that it was not that bad, at least for us it wasnt that bad! Headed for the 60 Mile Bank and arrived at 3:00am sat. morning. Put out the trollers for the first time this year at 4:30am, and at 6:30am we got the first fish on the boat, Yellowtail! Dropped the trollers back in and headed towards the 1010 and 30 minutes later Victor lands his first tuna ever, a nice grade of Albacore, 29lbs. on my spring scale! We trolled for another 3 hours for nothing, paddies were scarce and decided to pull the trollers and run for the 371, and when we arrived there was a boat on a school of Albies and he called us in and told us to stick around that the Albies were there, which was really cool! Dont remember the name of the boat, but Thanks! Unfortunatly we didnt have any chovies that were still alive, just about all of our bait had rolled and we couldnt get them go for us and they were gettin hooked up with every bait they dropped in! We decided to troll for the 302 and picked up another good size Albie, but lost it at the boat! Fuck! need to re-spool with some new line on that one! Here are some pic's of the first Tuna on my boat this year! The first fish of our trip on a paddie, Steve gets a firecracker! Victor gets his first Ablie ever! He was stoked! First tuna blood on the deck! If anyone catches a Albie with this Zuker in its mouth, its mine! This was what it looked like heading for the 371, nasty! Couldnt post last night, had to work this morning at 5am. and just got home and my ass is still kicked, need sleep! Who ever is headin out this week, dont go deep, no need! they are here at the 302, 371, 425 areas! And if they're not, thats where I would start my hunt! Going to bed for a much needed siesta! Going back out tuesday early a.m.!