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  • August 24, 2022 2 min read

    We turned the point after getting bait at 4:15 AM early July and head North to chase the BFT.  We had the spreader bar going, the Madmacs, the Yo-Zuri Bonita running at 12-14 mph with no luck. Right when we got close to the 14 Mile Bank we found a sizable paddy to stop on.  At this time while up in the Tuna Tower above the flybridge, I had the bird's eye view of a foamer the size of a football field erupt off the starboard bow.  We forgot about the paddy and put the 43' SF in gear and headed for the foamer.  We got close enough to cast into it but it sunk out as we were setting up the boat up wind of the foamer for a drift down next to it.  We got lucky and it popped back up 100 yards away, this time we were in an even better spot and our man on the bow threw a cast into the heart of the foamer and hooked a good one.  Fight was plenty for anyone as it was on a 40# rig and these were bigger grade fish than expected. The reel came off the Pit Bull mount, we cut the line & re-tied onto a 130# rig (but still fishing 40# end of line).  2 hours later we gaffed the 110 lbs Blue Fin Tuna onto the deck after it spoiled us multiple times and brown-backed us on runs.  We gut & gilled, putting it in the 72" offshore fish bag and iced it down for the 6 hours cruise south back to San Diego, high-fives and beers along the way until we turned the point at 7 PM to put the boat on the dock. Epic day!