Well after watching reports of the Tanner, things became too much to handle so I organized a trip with the Santa Barbara crew. Ended up being my buddy Randy, his son Sage and my friend Arty on his 25 parker. I wish I coulda taken my 23 but I just done have the fuel range and would rather take a boat with 2 engines instead of 1. We left Pedro Saturday night at 9:30 a little later than we call wanted to. We tried to stop by Nachos but of course, he was asleep and would not sell bait. Off to Catalina we go. We stopped in at the Isthmus (being from SB we couldn't figure out if this was the frontside of two harbors or the back, we got it figured out when we saw the glow of the lights) and picked up 3 scoops of squid from the Ultra. Shout out to the Ultra for the bro deal hook up! We left the island and headed out to the Tanner doing about 25knots comfortably. Made it to the bank around 3 and metered around. I was surprised by the number of boats already chilling and drifting. From the previous nights reports I heard it went off at night so we had high hopes. We started our drift near the numbers from FD. We hooked a few blue sharks and had one questionable bite but other than that we had an uneventful night. (If anyone was on the bank Saturday night, did you guys get bit in the dark?) Oh well, the gray light came and went and finally around 6:00 we got our first fish on the boat. After that first fish, we finally found our rhythm and would just set up really long drifts while chumming our dead squid and would hook one or two fish a drift. We would see one or two fish on the meter at times but we never saw any big schools like the O95s pic of their up and down. If we didn't have any action or saw any fish on the meter we would move and try another zone. We ended the day going 3/5 on the BFT and catching at least 8 blue sharks. Our last fish kicked our asses! we landed it after a 2 hour fight. We hooked her on 80lb spectra and 60lb floro on a seeker 2x4 and a Penn int 2 speed that had been Cal sheeted. Good lord can these fish fight, its amazing how one will just lose its will to fight and come in after 20 min while another will just refuse to die. Our biggest fish ended up being around 90lbs id say. After that last fish, we headed home in confused seas while dodging thunderstorms. What a great trip with a great crew!