It started with my Son calling me around 3:00 pm on Tuesday. He said "Hey Pop's how had would I have to twist you arm to play hooky tomorrow and let's go fishing for your Birthday?" Two seconds later we were planning our trip. Wednesday morning we left my house at 5:00 am in Temecula and we were leaving Oceanside Harbor at 6:15. The bait looked good but all deans so we stopped just outside the breakwater and dropped a Sabaki. I put 8 nice mackerel in the tank in just a few minutes. Turned out we caught Tuna on every one of those baits. We headed toward the domes to fish with 60+ boats. On the way up the line my bait pump tripped the breaker and shut off. We lost about half the Sardines . I quickly got the pump working again and pulled the dead baits out of the tank. I took a pair of scissors and cut the deans into 3 or 4 pieces each for chunk chum. We headed for a patch of water with no other boats for a half mile, spotted some nice meter marks and stopped the boat. We each baited up with a mack and tossed our baits, we had them in the water for about five minutes and I tossed a handful of chunk 1 minute later we had a double hook up. I LANDED MY FIRST BLUEFIN ON MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! I have caught thousands of Tuna in my life but the Bluefin has eluded me till today. The only one left on my list I have not caught is a Big Eye tuna, that's next. We would repeat the same process all morning, toss 8 to 10 pieces of chunks and short time later getting bit. By 11:00 am we had 8 Bluefin 30 to 45 pounds and 2 Yellowfin in the 25 to 30 pound class. We agreed we had more than enough tuna in the box and left them biting. We geared up the big stuff and trolled mackeral patterned marling jigs on the outside of the fleet hoping for one of the bigger bluefin. We did not have any luck but did spot a 10' Hammerhead. My tip to you guys is if you don't have mackeral in your bait tank take a few minutes to catch some. Save those dead baits and cut them up for chunk chum. When we cleaned the Tuna they were stuffed with chunks. We were back home in Temecula by 2:00 I think I said this yesterday a hundred times "What a Day!"