Jumped on the TBird for 1.5day BFT trip this past weekend. Capt Jeff, Andrew and crew were great as usual. Got to our spot just after 7 am and we anchor up. First fish lost due to pulled hook, I was the lucky second and within 15 minutes the fish see 3 gaffs and onboard the first fish of the day tapped out about 175#. The fish took me around the boat twice for a good morning exercise. I was the only one using live squid at first with a torpedo rigged sinker, got bit within 30 seconds on a slow drop. I knew this is candy bait for those early morning and evening bite. I got a few this way in the past. After I landed the first fish, half of the boat was doing the same thing trying to buy a bite. Throughout the day fish would blow up next to the boat as close as 25 feet away. At times we had 6 going and it was chaos. The crew did a great job in helping with tangles and gaffing. I hooked 3 fish and landed 2 160#, 175#. I took a friend on his first big BF tuna trip, he got his ass handed to him and he loved every moment of it. He doesn't know how to fight these fish so I was right by his side coaching him some rail techniques and taking photos. Overall the boat landed about 38 BFT, over 20 fish were around 100-120#. Hope this helps someone on the next trip. Gear: Custom UC Invictus rail rod Accurate 30T 130lb JB spectra 80lb fluoro TS Custom Phenix Hybrid 660XH Accurate 665H Hooks: Owner Super Mutu 4/0 ringed circle * I was switching between the Invictus and my Custom Phenix Hybrid 660XH / Accurate 665H combo. The Invictus combo is too heavy to hold all day long. I caught both fish on the Invictus combo and both times using live squid and torpedo sinker rigged. The one fish that I lost was on a fly line dine. First fish landed around 7:40, second fish hooked and lost around 1ish, and third fish landed around 5:40 pm sundowner bite. * One guy had his Mustad hook straighten out by a wicked tuna...crazy! Another guy got spooled on a tiagra16. Come prepare if you want to land one of these trophies. A few other guys were just using the wrong gear for these type of fishing. Leave the "bass" rod at home people! Side note: Andrew came out to fish after his nap and hooked one up, he landed the 100# fish with 5 minutes! Totally muscled the fish in. The fish didn't have a chance to turn his head to run. Wach video here Good luck!