As many of you guys know I have not been fishing for a very long time. I consider myself lucky to have fished tuna 3 times this year prior to this trip. I was fortunate enough to fish with the Goodwin boys and Jaylynn(sp) on the Thristy. We headed out to the same area of every one else. Started trolling around 25 over 25. No reports of jumpers so it was our best option. We trolled for an hour heading NW. We ended up close to tail walker on a nice set of birds. We setup and picked up 8. We were not a well oiled machine being our first bait stop together. There was a little chaos in the stop but we quickly figured it out. Like everyone else we trolled again for a while and nothing. Again we ended up next to tailwalker. We called over so we can slide in. As he was leaving we and Blue Kai picked up a few. Now it was close to 1. With our run and gun limited by fuel we decided to troll/ look for birds heading east. We saw a few here and there, after about 30 minutes it was time for a nature break. We are just sitting there and one of the guys says (you can't tell them apart). Hey did you see that BIRD dive down? Throw a few chovies out and let's see. Well that lead us to a 11 fish stop with our biggest of 38 lbs. So I guess the lesson Is never under estimate the birds. I had a blast and as usual learned a bunch. I'll edit in the morning and add a few pics.