When I first joined Allcoast, those Islands had just been closed to fishing. That was many years ago.
I remember reading on AC many cries that the LR fishing fleet would hurt badly w/o access to that area.
But there are many, many areas that have and still produce very well for the San Diego fleet.
Places like Hurricane Bank, Clipperton Island, and even Guadalupe and Cedros Islands (5-day range) have produced well.
The closures also made the Captains search out and find new spots that were previously unfished.
I remember just a year or two ago the epic 10-day trips (average trip cost about $2,500) where they were coming in with 200# plus tunas; these models were mostly only caught on 14-17 day trips.
I still want to do a 10 day on this boat or the Excel, The Qualifier, maybe even the American Angler. There are many excellent boats that do provide the platform and services to offer an excellent experience.