I read it. A bit overdone in my opinion. We see Bigeye up within private boat range (50-75 miles) for a few days a year, sometimes. To breakdown an area just outside of the North Coronado Island as 'the spot' and breakdown lures in such detail, just makes for light reading. Althought I did find interest in the fishing after dark comments.
We got three knock downs on BET last year. All on small BK/Prpl Rapalas. First knock down bent the hooks and said bye=bye. Next weekend we got into a gray bite were we landed 3 and lost of few...again one lost to a hook bending back on a troll stick. The rest we landed on 30# bait rods. Biggest pushing 90#'s. We almost landed one on 20# but we chaffed the line half way thru the fight.
Just a little info if you are planning on trolling palas for BET, remove the trebles. Both of them and replace with a one single double in the back facing down. Then take some wire and tie it around the shank of the double hook to insure it doesn't fall out. That should hold any BET in our area, if you want a single hook it's tougher cuz of the way it will hang once you swap them. You have to double ring if you want singles, if not then your single will hang sideways and your pala won't run true. Hope this helps those out targeting them, like BG said we learned the hard way last year. Those trebles that got straighten was on the fish that I was fighting, talk about hurt feelings. I felt violated! LMAO, I can laugh now but last year I went on a rant for a solid half hour cursing everything in sight.
Owner make trebles in 4x now. Very strong. I bought them for poppers and diving plugs. I have not tried them yet but it should keep the plug from swimming the same/true or very close too. Single is best for big Tuna but I think these trebles will hold and keep the jig swimming how it was desinged too.
I must agree, not may people want to start fishing in the early evening and into dark. I for one will start to target this monsters, cuz I want to be able to say........"I have caught more BET on a rod and reel than any man alive" LMAO sorry Tred I couldn't help myself