I don't think the fat lady has sung, but the fish are just really spread out. Fish are still being caught on the 150, off the domes, the 9's, Catalina, and other areas, so you really have to cover some water to find them, and a little luck doesn't hurt either. I took four buddies out on the Basshole, to try and get that California Wahoo blood on the boat. I was worried, after last weeks wide open fishing, that i wasn't able to get out on, and seeing the numbers drop off...I new i had my work cut out for me. Had three plans put together...took plan C. Left Huntington Harbor around 8:30 pm, got three scoops of large dines from Nacho, which didn't do real well, and headed to the back side of Cat. Dropped the hook in about 120 feet of water, where we messed around with some mud marlin, and lost a couple fish, one almost spooled me before it broke off...hit the sac around 3:30 am, and got up fished the gray for no love on YT or WSB. Headed out around 7 pm, and put our trollers. Youzuri Bonita's in tight on the corners, Orang and black, and Dorado. large Purple and black lead head down the middle way back, a large red/orange skirted jet head on the port rigger, 3rd wake back, and mean joe green marlin jig on the starboard rigger between the 3rd and 4th wake. Speed was 8.5 to 9.0 MPH We drug everything inclose from 40 feet, the third wake, the fourth wake, the fifth wake, to way back 100-150 feet, using Yozuri Bonita's, wahoo bombs, marlin jigs, big jets heads. What got bit was a big lead head with a long black ad purple skirt, down the middle about 100 feet at 8.5 mph. See pic beow, and look at the hook!!! HOLY shit.... This is where the luck came in...look at that hook. It was barely even in the flesh of the lip, and we still managed to land it. I pulled the hook by hand. It almost gave no resistance. I'm still shaking my head on how that fish didn't come undone. And of course, he hit the one rod with the least amount of line...took us down to the last 20 yards. More luck, that we didn't get spooled. All in all, we hit all the high spots that have been kicking out fish, other then the 9's, and the San Diego offshore areas....long day for one fish, but we had a blast, and we were stoked non the less. Team effort, so we all shared in the glory. Water temp when we got bit, just went from 72.8 to 73.5. East end of the Slide, got bit at 10:50 am. Water never got cooler the 71.8 and as warm as 74.7. The sky was blue, the water was blue, and the beer was cold. Good luck. 40 lbs Got home just after Sunset.