I just got back from the longest venture my boat has taken with me as it's owner. I put in at Shelter Island at 4:30 AM and proceeded to get a 1/2 scoop of bait (my bait tank is small and more is not better). I headed out towards the 425 and kept thinking about the accident that happened days ago at the Islands. I had my eyes peeled the whole time and felt much better once I passed the Island with lots of room to spare. I arrived at sunrise and started trolling towards the hidden bank. One of the trollers went off about 7:30 AM on a black and white feather. The fish pulled a lot of line and I started pulling in. I wasn't sure if I had a fish at first as there was no fight whatsoever. Did I snag something? Nope, a small yellowfin tuna came aboard after I gaffed it right in the head. The radio was abuzz of lots of guys at the 425 and Hidden Bank loading up on YFT, dorado, and Yellowtail off of paddy stops. I was having a hard time finding any paddies and kept cruising. I picked up the trollers and jetted (my boat goes pretty fast in nice-ish conditions) to the Hidden Bank. I trolled around for a bit and a very nice boat called me in on their paddy that they were leaving. It was the biggest one that I would see all day. No go for anything for me. Thanks nice people. After a bit of trolling, I decided I should start at least heading homeward bound. I angered one boater as they felt as if I got to close to them as I was heading back to the 425. I saw them stopped and headed a bit left. Well, left of them was a large paddy. I made an immediate left to swing way wide. I am guessing that I was about 600 yards away and they called on the radio telling me I was too close. I was doing my best to steer clear of their stop. On the way, I went right by about a 10' string of kelp. As I passed, I saw 3 fish scatter. I circled back and figured that I had scared them all away. Bait in the water. 1 minute later, fish on. Dorado this time. It took me about 10 minutes or so to land him as he would take line every time he got close to the boat. I finally tired him out and gaffed him with a nice head shot. I got him in the fish locker (ski locker cleaned out) right away so that he could not do any damage on board. He behaved. My total trip was 110 nautical miles. I arrived back at Shelter Island about 1:30 PM. The water temp for my 425 fish was about 71.5 or so. The Dorado was more around 70.0. The dorado was caught about 10:30 AM or so. Time to wash the boat and clean the fish. Take advantage of this awesome recreational area that we have in our back yard. Try to be nice to each other. It is better for everyone.