Went out in search of some giant BF we where given some #s on but didn't find them. Launched from the slip at 5:30 got the greatest scoop of bait I've ever been given! (There were 8 macks Included) Drove out to the 182 then turned SW till we got to the knoll. Lots of life. (And the conditions were perfect) Deep marks but no biters.. but on to the bright side of things; it at least wasn't a complete boat ride. We found a WFO YT bite at south 9 on HUGE pattys brought up by the storm we fished a patty today that was the size of a house and had a school of 8-15lb YT under it. After we limited the 3 of us played catch and release for another hour/or two. We kept moving south but kept running into HUGE pattys full of YT. No tuna today tho but a great day on the water fun fishing saw some really nice grade YT on some of the pattys but it was almost impossible to get past the 8-10lbrs. That water was 66-67 degrees at the knoll and 66.5 south 9 and the pattys were EVERYWHERE. When the fishing slowed we just scooted or drifted to the next one just to find more YT. Good luck to anyone going out the next few. I'll hopefully be out there too.... struggling away at finding them tuna! Cheers I hope this helps at least 1 person!. Tried calling out our location but there was nobody around to hear the call I guess. Then we finished up the day grabbing some reds off north island.