Since my boat was in for service and Bob Li (Wise Bob) needed a crewman, I decided to hop ship and join in with him to go on a 'tuna hunt'. I met Bob at 2:00am at his house and left shortly after for that hour+ drive to Waianae. Although the action was hot on Saturday, there was a trend begining to happen......one that I have heard about and experienced in the past which was, the action began to alternate between hot and cold every other day and if you were to follow that trend, Tuesday fell on a 'cold day'. Like the optimist that I am, we still ventured out hoping that things may play out differently.The morning began with lots of optimism and anticipation of the 'big strike' and by late morning (10:30am) that optimism started to dwindle and doubt started to set in. We saw one boat dead in the water around 6;30 or so and thought they were live-baiting but it turned out, that they had actually caught an ahi! There were scattered birds here and there with nothing really bunching up, and didn't see boats stopping or fighting fish. To add to the frustration, Bob heard on the radio and also got a phone call that the action moved to Haleiwa, near II buoy. I told Bob that the distance to II would be arround 22 miles and that we should just stay where we were and just wait it out. To compound matters further, I later found out the there were pilot whales wreaking havoc along the Waianae coast causing the ahis to 'run away'. Well, even with all this going on, around 11:00 I saw a small bird pile just outside of us and then a big splash inside of the bird pile got me throttling Bob's boat toward the pile in hopes of getting into it before the other 5 or 6 boats around us get there. As soon as I approached the pile and lowered the throttle back to trolling speed the starboard outrigger popped and line started to rip out of the Shimano 80.....alright Hanapa'a! Bob fought the ahi for 30 minutes, leadered the ahi close enough for me to hit em with the bangstick and with 2 gaffs securely place, the ahi came in on the first lift. We were able to catch a 6lb aku shortly after that then spent the next 4 hours on the water without a touch. Bob and I reflected back on the day and we both realized how lucky we were to have had that one and only strike. I am attaching the only picture we had of our ahi before we dropped it off at the block. Happy 4th of July to all you Bloodyd ecker and keep a tight line!