Since there has been a lot of action lately, my brother who was in town wanted to try his luck fishing. So the day and time was set, plan to leave house at 3:00am. One crew member no show so at 3:30 decide its time to roll. In water at 4:45 and head out to spot where action was day earlier. Set the spread just before sun rise and the wait begins. At 6:40 short rigger goes hard, down to less than half spool I get my bro on the pole. After an hour into battle my bro starts telling me drag is failing WTF he's having a hard time to gain an inch. About half hour later were finally seeing color and fish circling under boat. Seeing its a good size fish we take it easy, then it happens again. The big familiar splash and dorsal fin about 30 yds behind boat, 10 seconds later line is peeling off like the first run. Thinking damn not again and second hoping I don't get spooled the reel stops screaming at about 1/3 spool. DAMN AGAIN! He starts reeling up dead weight. About 20 mins later with about less than 100 yds out we start seeing life on end of pole. Thinking WTH tax man came back to finish collecting, right about same time I start seeing big splashes in front of boat. As he's gaining line we finally see some color, thinking wow that's a lot of fish they left behind. As we're both wondering what the heck the fish shoots up to the surface and circles. All happy we still have a fish we decide to not let fish stay in water any longer, we finally bloody the deck on second circle at 8:40am. I guess it's a good thing my drag was failing cause it gave fish a chance to dive when they came to collect taxes. Happy I could be there for my bros first Ahi, he came in at 191lbs. Happy with fish in box we decide to play till lunch time and head in, 1 strike 1 fish. Anybody know a good reel guy, guess its time to service the reels. To cousin Bree next time wake up on time! You were with us in our minds, ha yeah buddy!