You have to keep the entire story in context, I don't mind the skunk but it would of been nice for the boat to land any type of fish so that the "paying customers" especially new ones have a good experience. I didn't know that overnight trips are now 40lb tuna or bust trips. I know the crew did there best no doubt on that. So you're one of those guys that likes being lied too, I prefer honesty even if its not good news. If other folks are catching and we aren't cool, but I would like to know why and maybe what we did wrong so that we can prepare for it the next time.
As for your try it next time comment, well I don't fish for a living so I won't have that responsibility or burden. If you were to come to where I train jiujitsu at as a beginner, I wouldn't just smash you and be condescending to you because I have more experience. I would help by explaining my actions and what you're doing wrong. That's how you get people to embrace the art and come back and train. If you just smash them and give them a horrible experiences they never come back. I notice some that some folks who have had worked on boats have this condescending attitude towards newbies or those who don't have their own boats. Not all as most are cool but I have encountered some.
I paid my dues to the fishing gods and taking my nephew who went with me back out on a 3/4 day this Friday and hopefully our luck turns but if not I just want him to have a chance at fishing and not just a boat ride.
Try to jump on the San Diego out of Seaforth 3/4 day boat. Last weekend they hammered out 150 yft. One of my friends told me that the biggest fish was a 25lb dorado caught on the troll by a 10 year old kid. He said the crew helped him land the fish. He also said his dad had bigger eyes than his kid.