From Capt. Stew on the Pez Machine: Our Tues/Weds overnighter was incredible despite the 90+ boats crowding the canyon. We started off with a longfin on the chunk after about 30 minutes of chunking. I got impatient and put the boat on the troll.
We went 2 for 4 on bigeyes on the troll before dark, pulling one off just 10 feet under the boat.
On the chunk we picked a yellowfin then did battle for an hour and 45 minutes on 50 pound fluorocarbon leader. The 66″ bigeye did everything it could to get away but we darted the fish at 2am.
At 4am the herd rolled in. We were fishing light leader and broke a bunch of fish off but ended up 7 for 13 on 70-90 pound yellowfins.
Down to one bait in the water we got a surprise visit from a 68″ swordfish. Again, this fish hit on 50lb fluoro and we fought it into the daylight.
When we were all cleaned up we had gone 3 for 5 on bigeyes, 8 for 14 on yellowfins, landed a longfin and boated a 68″ sword!!