I have been chasing bluefin for the past couple years with very little success. This year we have done 2 trips so far with no results. Short Story: One 35lb bluefin, 8 yellowtail. My son is away at camp so went with my father, my nephew, nephew's friend, and Mike Maddox who is awesome to fish with. Even though we have read that the bite has been turning on in the afternoon, we decided to leave shelter island at 4:30 am. Headed to the 425 and started trolling. Found one school deep on the meter, but lost them. Headed to the Hidden Bank. On the way around 10am we got a strike on a purple/black feather. Turned out to be a yellowtail, a little surprised it was a yellowtail as I havent caught that many on feathers. Got to hidden bank and was pretty dead. Around 2:30 we start to see birds and some small foamers. Tried to get there, but they would sink out. Around 4, we started to troll north. In between the Hidden and 425 we saw lots of bird activity and foamers, and finally got to one in time, threw the popper, and hooked up. My nephew fought it for about 20 minutes and 35lb bluefin hit the deck. He ate a piece of the heart. Then pulled the trollers and started to head towards the point. See a massive paddy about 40 miles from the point. We fished about 15 paddies before this, but they were all dry. Did a drift, and nothing. Then we see a little boil on some chum. And it turned pretty quickly to a really fun, multiple drift 10-15lb yellowtail bite. We ended up with about 8 and had enough. Really got back to the slip around 8pm. Tired, but well worth it to finally to get a BFT. And thanks to Mike for a massive assist.