Went to the 371, a bit south almost to upper hidden, out west of 371, up towards 302 on Saturday. Dragged around a dtx minnow and a cedar plug for nada. Saw lots of birds, porpoise, some whales, a big sunfish, no tuna. But, the water looked clean, lots of life. It's gonna happen soon.8-)
I've had them slurp down a bomb on 130 and got snipped clean. Same thing with 200, but brought in the skin with frayed, shredded leader. Im partial to tge heavier line now, but not afraid of tying straight to 50 (unless its my last Capt jimmy bomb).
Better have a T-Rex hook. You don't need that much drag. More pulled hooks. Any 30 sized reel has enough drag, add spectra and topshot, enough capacity. Use a bigger reel for more capacity. Drag pressure doesn't really change much at strike. Tuna isn't a structure fish, where's it gonna go?