Dispite some rough seas, a cold front, and a boat that goes only slightly faster then a walking pace, this was a great trip. 50 Yellowfin caught on the boat. We left the docks at 6am, and headed to Hoover. We were quite late getting there, and didnt start fishing until 1AM. Seas were great, and fishing was great. It was hard not to catch a blackfin, and the yellowfin were there. Bite was never wide open, but was very consistent throughout the trip. 20 YF Hit the decks on the first night, I got my first ever Yellowfin on a OTI popper, went 70 LBS. One guy caught 5 the first night. Live / fresh dead flying fish were the ticket. Bites were rare on both chunks and drifted flyers, but a casted flyer drifted off of the bow was a sure thing. 35 of the 50 Yellows were caught on drifted flyers. The 2nd night was the same as the first, but the topwater action was better. caught 2 more on poppers, and got tons of bites. couldnt get a hookup on a yummie to save my life dispite plenty of hits. bite shut down at 5AM with increasing winds/waves. at about 6AM, 3 of us were sitting on the side with 2 deckhands when a mako jumped about 15 feet from the rail. Deckhands put out some mako lines with blackfin fillets, and landed the biggest YF of the trip at about 115lbs. Plan Was to run to flower gardens for the last day, but would only have been able to fish for 1 hour to make it back to docks on time, so headed to some rocks off of port A. caught some small bottom fish, but bite was horrible due to a cold front so got back into docks about 4 hours early. Overall, it was a great trip, great food, deckhands were fantastic. wrapped all of the fish in a redneck icechest (See below) and headed back to houston. Ended up with 7 YF, 2 smaller and 5 in the 60-70lb range, 30 blackfin, and some various bottomfish. Took us about 24 man hours to fillet, clean, and vacuum seal everything. 200lbs of tuna meat. I credit alot of our success on this trip to this board. found out what to get and how to use it, and it resulted in fish. only 2 other people used topwater, and we got almost all of the topwater fish on the boat. Sunrise on the Dolphin EMTfisherman Hooked into his first Yellow Tuna heart.... Odd fish Caught on a chunk, no idea what it is Unloading The Show Funky Bottom fish Redneck Ice Chest - Worked Great! Beginning to Fillet mmmmmmmmmm http://imgur.com/BY3pfl.jpg Amazing. We are officially hooked.