Sure enough we found a massive pile of birds and while there was no shortage of life and it looked fishy as hell... the little visual sign of tuna was pretty minimal, small and up and down FAST.
After spending about 30 min seeing if anything would materialize, we kept going looking for kelps and yellowtail.
We hit a handful of kelps between the canyon and 302 for nada then turned north to 226 for more skunko, despite having some really good looking paddies in that zone.
Worked a little west and then was scratchin' my head trying to figure out what to do.
Decided that the 302/226 zone seemed off as we already hit 12 or so kelps for nothing... so decided to go southeast and ended up finding a paddy at 21/29 that was holding a bunch of fish.
The first fish in the boat was a typical 5lb rat and I expected it to be wide open rats so I was pretty pumped and surprised when the next fish were 7-10 lb fish.
It was pretty dang wide open and we put 5 in the boat for my dad and I on our first drift so I called over @longboard85 to see if he wanted to join in.
Cody showed up and started chipping away on his limit as we hit our double limit and kept having fun with catch and release while slinging the irons.
At this point a few more boats decided to join the party and I waved em on in before we ended up working our way back to try to see if any Bluefin would pop on the 1pm slack tide.
We came across more massive bird schools but it was mostly a porpoise, seal and whale show - which was cool but not what we were looking for.
Kept going in and was back at slip at 230pm.
All in all, another super fun day on the water with us pulling on 18 or so 6-10lb yellowtail. Another constant reminder of how important the "search" is and how many kelps we had to hit today (and the 100 mile journey) before finding the one that was loaded.
But it was way worth the effort.
If I was going out tomorrow I'd fish between the coronado canyon and the 371/425 zone...
Good luck out there!