Short report: caught two fish on the yummy Long version: Met up with Dave, Max and JT at Dana Landing shortly after 6am. We all agreed to make the trek out 60-80 miles in search of the jumbos. Launched and were on the water by 6:30am. We decided to pass on bait and make a few macs instead. Made about 30 pieces at the mouth of the harbor and headed out towards the 43. Shortly before the 43 we stopped on a few nice kelps with nothing home. Water on top of the 43 was 75 degrees and loaded with bait but no fish around. (We did hear of a radio yellowfin caught in the area.) Decided to leave the 43 and keep pushing west in search of cleaner and colder water. We arrived on 72 degree water and found a good sized kelp that we decided to fish. Nothing home but I kept my eyes peeled on the horizon. Saw a spot of foamers and thought small yellowfin. But when they got closer we realized they were small BFT. We threw some lures at them but couldn't get close enough to make a worthy cast. We knew we were in the right zone so we decided it was time to deploy the kite. Got the kite up and flying and attached the yummy... Before the Yummy was out of the wake Dave and I saw an explosion right in front of the Yummy. (Dave still had the rod in his hands at this point.) about 3 seconds later I hear "hook up!" and I gas it. The line tightens up and we can tell it's a good fish by the way it's taking line off the Mak50. (First bite at noon.) Fought the fish at the surface for about 20 minutes and it was 40 feet straight down beneath the boat. The fish decided to take a quick run and I saw the rod go from fully bent to slack and heard a big snap. This rod was less than a month old. (Not going to mention the brand of the rod unless the manufacturer doesn't replace it due to defect.) After the rod snapped, I let out a few choice words but Dave knew the fish was still there. We reeled the fish up from depth with the 4' section of the rod we still had. Got the fish close to the boat and we sunk 3 gaffs in it. High fives all around and time to crack a celebratory cerveza. We got the deck back in order, fish in a kill bag and Mak50 on a new rod and motored back down to the area we got bit. Trolled for 3 more hours for no luck. Around 3pm we tried a different zone that looked fishy. I spotted a few boils way in the distance and set us on course for the boils. The fish sunk out but I was metering them down at 120 feet. As soon as we hit an area with a ton of big marks I hollered to the guys "get ready." A few seconds later a big fish blows up the yummy and we're bit again! This fish has a little more fight than the first one. 45 minute fight and it's next to the boat. We stick 3 gaffs in the fish and can't believe it. 2 huge fish on board. We had to rearrange the kill bag to fit the second fish. Trolled around for one more blowup but the fish didn't stick. Decided to call it a day at 7pm and started our long journey back home. Back to the dock around 10pm and left the lot at 10:30. By the time I got home and finished cleaning the boat it was 2am. We all agreed to cut up the fish in the morning because we were tired from a long day. Met up this morning at 8:30 and cut up the meat. We all took home a LOT of fish. Had a blast fishing with these guys! Total team effort and our plan worked out. Nothing but good vibes the whole time. We have flown the kite for days without a bite but these two fish made up for the previous skunks. Two solid fish in one day. A day we'll always remember. Thanks for reading and good luck to you out there!