went with Captain Andrew and the boys Friday night on the Prowler 1.5 day. Didn’t see much all day but Andrew definitely was working hard to put on fish. Spotted a few breezers towards Sunday 15-20 miles west of SCI but couldn’t get them to respond. Pretty much lost all hope and was about to opt for the tequila instead of staying optimistic. At 8:45 Pm Brian gets hit on a 250 gram flat fall (glow) and gets to work. Within 45 minutes Brian lands a 238 pound butterball beauty. If that didn’t get motivated Nothing will. I got back to business and started working the 250 gram flat fall like my life depended on it. At 8:45 I get a strike that almost takes me to my knees! Game on baby. I believe I was down about 400 feet when I got hooked up. Was almost immediately spooled on Talica 25 and was down to last 30 feet of 100 braid. Luckily Andrew and Alex stepped in and helped me get back 50 feet. I knew I had another 600 yards to go but was ready. Somehow the fish got tailed wrapped and I was able to get it on the deck in 15 minutes (I can’t make this shit up). Took 4 gaffs to finally get my trophy over the rail but was so happy when I did. Landed this 271 pound butterball at 9:01 pm and couldn’t have done it with the help from Andrew and Alex. I’ve had my heart broken so so many times on the big blues but the pain was worth the gain. Fought 225 lb 2.5 years ago on the Pacific Queen only to loose him after 3 hours. Landed some big boys since but nothing close too this. Just want say thanks to the crew on the Prowler. AAA crew that deserves props. Better lucky then good.