Went out twice last week and one trip resulted in good fishing while the other was pretty all show- no go by the tuna… Been fishing the 43-182-181 area last few weeks. This area has provided me with a few of the bigger quality models. We flew the kite again and didnt get any fish on the kite on both days. Sucks, but its just putting your dues in. Must have gotten lucky previous weeks with getting 3 strikes the first time flying. Patties have been on and off. We were able to pull 8 yellows and 2 dorado off of one. And another, we just pulled one dodo. Then again, we weren't looking for them. Here are some things about last weeks fishing that I observed. Every week (or every other week) it seems like they are just biting in different patterns. And of course, comes more and more un expected purchases. This bluefin without a doubt is very expensive. From new reels to new tackle to going on trips learning how to use them, extensive research and you tubing, I just have to put in my dues. As I have always said, by no means am I some type of fishing expert, but merely sharing my perspective on what I see out there. Past2 weeks, for me, it's been the yummy, Mackeral and flat fall. The bigger ones seem to come all from the kite except for the occasional drop back mackerel over meter marks. The foaming fish are predominantly your 60-90 pound grade with occasional 100 puns and up. On both days, I left foaming fish to find the bigger grade. Ironically, ended up getting one on the colt again after we saw foaming fish. To be honest…I'm not a fan of fishing all mornign and all day. Grant it, I wake up around 1 am, load up boat and such and on my way around 2 am. On both days, I didnt get back home till 11 pm which I am exhausted. After we hooked up on the tuna, we casted a sardine into a foaming school and some how caught a short billed spearfish?? Never caught one before and from what others make of it, it was a pretty big one too. Go figure.. on foaming fish. The very next trip, Friday, we flew the kite again with no luck and again, the fish started to be more active in the late hours but we also heard of fish being caught through out the day so it just wasn't our lucky day. All in all… bluefin fishing can be very exciting, exhausting, and expensive but the memories make it all worth it. If we just focused on the catching, we would all be losing our minds however if we focus on the overall experience of "fishing," then it can be a much more enjoyable process. Till next time….tight lines. Some recipes below: Tuna Ceviche: Items needed, cilantro, garlic, jalepeno, red onion, salt, and lime, and tuna. super easy to make and taste delicious. Poke with avocado: sesame oil , soy sauce, minced onion, and sesame seeds (ran out). Mix it all up and put inside of an avocado. Tuna Collar: just grill or broil 5 minutes on each side (10-15 minutes for the bigger ones). Just salt and a little bit of olive oil and have your favorite dipping sauce on the side Last few pics was just from a harbor cruise with my captain in training. Soon my son......soon. Question for fathers: at what age do you start to bring your kid on trips?