Well I finally connected on a nice pair of Ahi this morning. Left the dock at 0300hrs, and arrived at the HH bouy at 0530hrs. I made several passes, and loops with no signs of life. The winds kicked up a bit as the sun started sheding light on the dreary haze. Abit more 'sporty' than the 15 knot forcast. We got a few tangles to sort, (due in large part to being down 1 outrigger), and opted for a simple 4- 9" Ahi spread. Headed out several more miles, and started seeing some life around the 1500 fathom line. Bird piles were large and slow moving, but seemed to dissapear and reappear constantly. I worked the outskirts and at 0730hrs we made CONTACT on the short corner...zzzzz. CHEEE HOO! I resisted the urge to easy back on the throttle, as line poured off the 12/0. After clearing the two long lines, my mate Joe points to the long corner as it goes off. Woo ho.. double hook up! We got the deck cleared, turn her downhill, and settled into a double battle. The fish crossed lines twice and we played alot of musical chairs keeping the rods in the best location. 30 minutes into tue fight we had color. I reeled the fish in, transitioned to the leader, and Joe made a good shot. Over the rail, and straight into the fish box. Joe took his time with the second fish as I bled, gilled/gutted and packed the fish in ice. Looked at my watch... 0830hrs.. what the heck is takin so long? Checked the drag and the star had backed off. Tightened it up to about 30lbs, and gave Joe a hand getting some of the 500yds of line back on the spool. We tried running away, backing down, and Wicked Tuna style. Eventually got the fish to the boat. She came up dead, with the hook point just lightly imbedded in a lower gill arch. Over the rail and same routine to cool the fish down. 2 nice ahi on ice. The first looked to be 90lbs, second maybe 115lbs. We worked towards Barber's along the 1000fa, and found a big group of Mahi chassing bait. I made several passes through the group, but they showed zero interest in my big Ahi baits. Wind was kickin, and alot of miles to go, so I left them and worked in to the 500fa, along back to the inner ledge, and ran my Ono jets back to the head bouy. No more takers. Back at the dock at 1500hrs. Happy to see I only burned 18gals for 12 hours of trolling. Can't beat that My friend with the fish coop wanted the big one, and my and Joe's freezer had space, so the smaller fish was butchered. I have been searching for Yellowfin for 3 trips now, so it was nice to finally make contact on the fourth offshore trip. Kinda wish I could head out again in a few hours. Maybe I should call in sick? BTW, this was the test I was looking for on the 2-12/0s with Adam's versa drag inserts. They performed wonderfully. Super-super smooth, strong drag. The heat was not bad either.