Went out Thursday night June The 24 for the Western outdoor news overnight tunafish tournament. First time on the boat but I’ve had multiple trips with the captain Chuck Taft. I have two things to say about Captain Chuck. First he is a surly old salt who is not politically correct. Second I love that and he fishes HARD and puts you on fish . The rest is talent and luck but you can’t say that Chuck Taft doesn’t put you on fish and works his ass off all freaking day to make it happen . The boat is a well laid out 85 foot boat with a spacious galley and comfortable bunks and six or seven state rooms . They aren’t big but plenty effective and comfortable. Bow of the boat has plenty a room for casting , the Stern is spacious with a really solid bait tank set up with plenty of access from all sides . The crew was outstanding, Nick , Jake and I believe Gary and Matty serviced all customers equally well from the few newbies that were on the boat to the old salts like myself who have been out many times . Ben the cook was friendly and made me a excellent grilled cheese sandwich even though it wasn’t on the menu Nick was amazing, so knowledgeable and helped everyone. The kind of guy you could literally ask any question and he will happily answer . Young Jake was energetic and flat out cool as well as helping out all customers. Captain Chuck: The man knows how to fish and he’s not shy about telling customers what they should and shouldn’t be doing At one I was not paying attention and as I irresponsibly casted over somebody’s line , he read me the riot act and he was right . I respect that. Fortunately nothing happened in that as I quickly righted my wrong . But he was in my ear and I respect the captain who is willing to help the customers to pull their heads out of their ass if that’s what needs to happen. We fished the flat falls all night long , we metered schools of fish but we never had any strikes . Fished Shimano flat fall in 250 g as well as a knife jig in 200 grams from 10:45 PM till 3 AM with no luck . Back up at 4:30 am to try for another hour with no luck . My heavy set up is a Mak 16 with 500 yards of 100 pound spectra and a 300 lb leader for both jigs that I used . As I said no one got bit on the night bIte. The captain put us on a ton of fish but the bite really was from about 7 AM to about 9:30 AM and then despite being on tons of fish seeing them all over the surface we only had a total of 13 fish and I would say 10 of those came before 9:30 AM . As I said it takes a little school and a lot of luck but I got my two bluefin by about 8:30 AM The first was a little Dink 22 pounder Who was to the boat in just a few minutes . The second was a 50 pounder who took about 10 minutes and put up a much better fight . Both times the captain said “there are big heavy fish down to 200 and 300 feet and some 30 to 50 pounders on the surface if you could cast a fly line on 40 pound” . I had no luck with the big boys and no one else was either , so I lobbed a sardine out on 40 pounds on both of my fish and Capt Chuck was spot on with his advice. Overall I really liked the boat, the crew was outstanding, and Captain Chuck it’s not for the light hearted but I would go on his boat any day of the week .