Had a chance this week to try a 2.5 day trip on the SUCCESS. After four PV tuna trips last year with two different operators, I jumped on a last minute opportunity to try a new boat and skipper. It was a really good decision. The boat is well set up with large, comfortable bunks for every angler. Top quality Avet 30s and 50s and Seeker rods. Six guests and five crew, including Sandra producing non-stop delicious meals and snacks. The trip out to the islands and the first day were a challenge with some nasty wind and waves. Good reminder of why I gave up commercial fishing in winter. By the end of the first day, the seas calmed down just in time for some hot squid jigging action. The baits were live and waiting for the morning bite. Just after sunrise, it didn't take long. Within 1/2 hour, four of the six of us had hooked up to nice quality fish in the 100-150 lb range. After a short break, it was game on again. Louis took us up to lunch time battling his first yellowfin. I'm not sure where he goes from here after his first one ever weighed in at 235 lbs. It was a long battle and Louis looked like a veteran. We waited through a slow afternoon. Tuna jumping everywhere but not much love. Even the kite rig was suffering from drive-bys. Then just at sunset, things lit up again. Quite a bit of fun watching guys circling the boat in the dark hooked up to 100 lb plus tuna trying to keep lines from crossing. Incredible job by the crew using deck lights and flashlights to keep everyone in their own space and to get those fish onboard. We really appreciated Cary letting everyone fish into the dark just to give folks a chance to whack another fish or two. I distributed a cooler of fresh ahi and dorado when I got home and everyone commented it was some of the best quality fish they had eaten. The crew of the SUCCESS does a GREAT job taking care of fish. After the fish came aboard, a quick brain spike and they went into the RSW tanks. After cooling the fish, the crew pulled them back out, filleted and chunked them and immediately vacuum packed them in a top quality Koch chamber vacuum packer before loading them into freezers to supercool them. All of this is included at no extra cost as part of the charter and produces a really great product. All of us were so impressed that we each took home two cooler loads. I am already planning my next trip on the SUCCESS. Thanks Cary and crew for an awesome trip.