Had some friends fly in from Texas and wanted to take a swing at the bluefin. Decided to make this a combo trip and hoop catalina island before heading over to tanner bank. Only brought 5 hoops as my parker was packed with gear and extra fuel for tanner. We ended up with 9 legals for a few sets. Took us about 3 hours to get to tanner from west end of cat. Weather was not in our favor and there was a tiny window on Thursday, Dec 8. I was watching weather very carefully, probably checking 10 times a day. Weather called for 10 knots of wind with 3-4 foot swells. Arrived to the grounds around mid night and we were greeted with 20 knotts of wind, 4-6 feet of swell that were very close. Completely unfishable in my parker. I didn't know what to do besides wait it out as we were already on the bank. I was definitely the smallest boat out there. Waited it out till sunrise and it backed off. By 8am, it was "managble" We were rewarded with some more bluefin for our efforts. All on slider rigs with 3 ounce sinkers, glow sliders, 60lb fluoro. Live squid, 3/0 ringed circle hooks. Saw one fish/school on meter all day. Seemed significantly less than previous trips to tanner. Water temps was 58.5-59. Previous trips were mid 60s. Texas boys popped there bluefin cherry and really enjoyed the fight of these brutes. I "think" this is my last run for bluefin for the year and what an incredible year it has been. From end of march till December. Incredible. No clue how long they will be out there but it was extremely cold. Didn't take many pics. Took lobster to my friends place called "dos chinos" in Santa Ana and made us this dish. Great times.