The Blackfin were smaller than normal but still tasty. We actually caught bigger Blackfin in 300 foot off the reef, but there were no birds to help us hone in on them. West of the Hump there were plenty of birds working Skipjack tuna, but since we have a taste for Blackfin we passed. That might have been a bad choice, but we stuck to the game plan. One lost Dolphin wanted to get a lift back to the dock, but the Hump was all Blackfin other than that lost soul.
Sixteen fish is below normal but certainly beats a skunk which unfortunately happens from time to time. The crew was happy, which is the main thing. If I had to do it over again, I think the 300 foot range would have provided bigger fish and a larger variety albeit with a slower bite.
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