We rolled at 9 with Capt Scott, 2nd Vinny, Rob,Matt,Tad on deck, and Buddy making great food in the galley all trip. After loading a big load of hot dines, few macks, we tied up with wind 18-20, then left for the 43 about 1am arriving just before sunrise. Game on. We started dropping down to metered big bluefin 300-400ft with Tady9 blue/chrome, flat falls, glow butterfly jigs, the tackle store but all had lockjaw. OK SHORT STORY. it was hit or miss all day, even though we metered MANY a school of big bluefin and yellowfin tuna, one here, one there, and many lost, epic battles. We ended up with 19 bluefin, 17 yellowfin, 1 marlin-released. Birthday "boy" Norm Engle got a PB 75lb Yellowfin, as did ex-Dodger, Angel, Philly pitcher Kevin Gross a PB about 80lbs! Others too. Tackle=forget 30lb or less, leave it at home. We used mostly 40-50 and most battles lasted 1-2+ hours. These fish are brutes. Don't bring a pea shooter to a lion hunt! LOL Ringed or regular Owner 2/0-3/0 circle hooks worked best. We tried 60 but few if any biters. A 2oz slider or 2-5oz torpedo with a rubber band worked best, although we flylined in the YF semi-ripper at sunset, hooking maybe 20 for 8 decked. All in all a long hot day, and 34 veteran anglers gave it our all. Some won, some lost, and many joined the O-fer club trying. :rockon: THANKS to Scott and the whole crew for another wild day on CONDOR. See you again in a few weeks maybe, I need a serious time out now. LOL HERE's a few pics and some very tired happy anglers and their fish.