I was invited several weeks ago to fish a private birthday charter on the Gail Force. After fishing the 150 on Thursday with 85 guys on the Enterprise, it was a relief to fish with a small group of 20 people. Before I go any further, I have to say I really liked the crew on this boat, but I especially liked their cook Markie. I used to fish the Premier many, many years ago when he was on the boat and I haven't seen him in quite some time. This guy makes the best breakfast burritos and his hamburgers are even better. You can order a single, double or triple....whatever you want he's happy to make it. This is definitely a boat I would charter with a small group of friends. Anyway, we baited up with some very small dines and a handful of medium sized macks and made our way to the island. Our first stop started out slow with a pick on the bass. As stated the dines were small, but I did see a jumbo sardine swimming around. I was fishing a small bait, until we saw big boils off the port side and I immediately reeled in my bait and pinned on that big bait.....within seconds I was on one of the larger grade fish. After a good fight the first yellow hit the deck! I was stoked and ready for more! Unfortunately the seals came in and that was it for that spot. We went to spot after spot and proceeded to land a fair amount of small yellows, bass, barracuda and the ever present bonito. The big boys never came out to play after that first stop, but we all had a great time. I love fishing the big boats from time to time, but I will be glad to have my own boat back for the summer season ahead......Good luck out there!!!! Oh, as some of you know, I do not carry a scale....nor will I ever, but I am entertained when you try to guess the weight of some of these fish.....so guess away!!