Had high expectations. We ran 200 miles south in an attempt to get in on the bft schools that were being targeted by 3 long range boats, but by the time we got down there the fish turned off. Bluefin, go figure. Lots of schools, none wanted to play. So after 4 hours of fishing and only 1 bft, captain made the run back up overnight. We did see a lot of fish the next day as well, mostly on tern birds. Even had a few jumpers. I casted toward the jumpers and I hooked up on a stickbait, but the fish ran at the boat the whole time and I never got a good hook set. 4-5 of his friends were all around him. Came off 15' from the boat. 2 people brought in bft on bait, about 20-25# each. One was using 20# line, don't know about the other. People were bit off on 40# line, so I would use a circle hook. We even trolled the yummy flyer for some 5 hours for no action. Total 3 bft and 2 bonita, ran over 400 miles total, so kudos to the crew for trying and putting in all the time in the tower. If any of the schools had turned on it would have been a great trip. There is just so much whale bait out there that the bft are not keying on the sardines. Oh, and all 3 fish were hooked on smaller sardines. The highlight of the trip for me was fishing the bait barge. While getting bait, I got 5 minutes to make 3 drops and hooked a halibut on a 7" sardine, but was using too small of a hook and he got a way. On way back, we docked at bait barge again and fished from 1:30 -4am. About 8 anglers came out to fish. One got a 5lb sandbass and another got a keeper size halibut. Plenty of smaller sand and spotted bass. I caught and released 5 sandbass, so I guess I could say I wasn't skunked technically, but I'm still not putting it into the win column.