We knew it was going to be a rough ocean when the other tuna charters turned around and were coming in when we were leaving.
I talked to a couple of the captains who left a 2 am and they said they were getting too beat up to fish.
We run a 42' Henriques for a reason, so we decided to head west and see how she would do.
It was sporty on the way out, but we ran around 17 knots out.
We got on right of the bat on the troll and then it was a desert.
3 or 4 hours without a strike.
We were giving up hope when the Opportunaty called us in.
We ran west past the 125 line and slid into their chum slick.
Pretty soon rods started going off and the bite was on.
We did not plug the boat, but we got a bunch of BIG, fat tuna and everyone got to catch a tuna on livebait.
We ran in at 26 knots.
Nothing beats a Henriques.