To no surprise, the bluefin bite has been going off at Tanner bank. I finally decided to give it one more hoorah (*i think). Called up Vu (Svue) and made a last minute decision. Locating squid was really tough as we just got voicemails from bait barges. Nacho wanted no part in helping us at the barge at 9pm. Guess it was past his bed time. He was super pissed we even asked if he had squid. Luckily we got some from the Ultra over at Catalina. Smooth seas all the way to tanner. I got my first hook up at 7 am. 1 ounce glowing slider on 60lb line. And from there we just kept on picking a way. We were just a few shy for limits for the 5 of us. We had plenty by noon and decided to head in early. Took a quick look at cortez for no tuna but some nice goats and whitefish. What an amazing year for me. Bluefin fishing from end of March till now. Some interesting things I observed…. 1.we were chunking and chumming squid, not sure if that would work or not since fish were breezing, but after cleaning the fish, most all had our chum. 2. Drag. Ive never scaled my drags before because i felt that i didnt need to for most fish. With fishing 60, i set drag to 20lbs on a scale. By hand, i would have never set my drag that tight. With that set, i was able to land the fish in only about 20-25 minutes compared to the long 40 plus minute battles. I even pushed past the "strike" and was surprised how the gear would hold up. Needless to say, I'm not so shy about fishing heavy drag now. 3. go with the flow. All hook ups were on the drift. Saw lots of boats just zig zagging around out there. just shut down and drift… Well….i think thats the last tuna trip for me..but who knows with the year we've had.