Fully booked boat so 28 people, as a result I fished the bow 80% of the time. We did better than most but not as good as a few. Captain Mike really helped the fleet out by calling in others to what was the only biting school in the area on Friday. It was us and 4 long range boats by the end of the day. Hopefully the other boats return the favor in the future. We got 17 or 18 Bft that day, mostly the 40-50lb class and and bunch of rat YT, that's what was available. I hooked at least 20 of the YT but kept way less than half of that. We did get 1 bft at 150# on a glow knife jig thanks again to the captain. Everyone had stopped fishing and he drops down a glow jig and gets bit almost immediately and hands it off. 30 minutes later after most had given up, he comes downstairs and does it again, only this time it's a 150lb fish. His secret? He did look to make sure there were fish on the monitor first. Still had to get them to bite. I got one bft on 40lb bait, and one on the kite I helped set up and send out with a double trouble rig. It was out all of 30 seconds before getting blown up. We were still sending it out when it got bit, probably why it got bit too. Two of us were looking at the baits skip across the surface just saying how they really looked like they were going to get blown up on, until it happened. The only thing better than a kite blowup is a topwater lure blowup. Anyway, it turned out to be a regular 50lb bft, but you never know. Poor little guy was on the boat in 2 minutes. I thought it would be game on after that but that was the only kite bite. We did not have a long enough drift to deploy it more than a couple of times, and we didn't get to use the flyers. The yellows responded mostly to bait but I did get a couple on the surface iron in mint. Some of the bft were caught during the day on SK jigs, so deploy those or similar in deeper lying schools. We must have seen at least 40-50 schools of bft in 2 days, so it's a lot of drops... 1 in 10 paddies were holding YT, but those that did were loaded. One person got a bft on a bobber balloon, wasn't expecting that. Worth a try. Maybe use different size balloons to stagger them. That's worked for me before with yellowfin where we could fish as many as 4 bobber balloons at once. Still hard to deploy a single bobber balloon on a full boat without tangling. The larger the balloon, the more distance from the flyliners. If you use a swivel below the balloon, you will reduce your twists and keep your flouro more invisible. Works on sinker rigs too. We had a late shot on BFT on the second day as one boat was doing well and allowed us to get in closer, but the wind and the waves really kicked up and I think that affected the attitude of the anglers as much as the fish. If they were biting the weather wouldn't have mattered, but it did make it that much harder when the bft didn't bite right away. As for the boat, they've upgraded the sonar so they have one of the best in the fleet, including the long range boats. First night the food was fantastic, steaks were cooked perfectly, second night, well it's hard to cook pork loin just right for 35 people. All the deck hands were very personable and helpful. That's not always the rule on these boats.