Got the invite to head deep to Gunnison for a meat haul aboard the SlapShot with Frank, Wacker, Tj, and Jared. The plan was to head to the Flower Gardens for some bottom dropping and on to Gunnison for yellowfin.. We had 135 gals in the bladder and 300 in the tank, 850lbs of ice and all of our tackle.. We departed Freeport at 7am on Sunday and were greeted with a decent seas, but not as flat as forecast. Tried making bait at several spots from 60-80 miles out, good ones were hard to find. The water was green and ugly out to 130 miles offshore.. We had to dodge a few big thunderstorms about 90 miles out. We did get some drops in and Frank caught nice grouper. The decision was made to head on out to Gunnison , Arrived around 3pm and trolled around and had nothing but cudas around the rig. We headed a bit farther out and found an awesome rip about 5 miles away.. We trolled a bit with nothing to show and finally had a decent dorado hit.. Tj freelines a hardtail while I am bringing in the do do.. We get the fish in the boat and as we are taking pics, I hear a commotion and not 15 yds off the boat there is a small sail tail walking right towards the boat.. Luckily Wacker got a couple of pics of it.. Back to the troll and nothing but a blackfin.. The wind picked up and blew out the weed line.. So we headed back to Gunnison to get ready for a night of tuna fishing. Everyone had their OTI poppers rigged and ready.. As the sun set, we begin casting poppers and jigging up a few blackfin.. The Poppers were the hit of the night.. The topwater bite was insane. We caught lots of blackfin and had our limit of Yellowfin by 1am. Every single yellowfin was caught on popper. Never had to set up on the chunk. The coolest part of the popping was the “lazy mans popping” . We would troll-pop the poppers when we would reposition the boat for another drift.. and we always got hooked up. The tuna weren’t huge but we ended up with 15 between 25-70lbs. After the limit was attained, we cleaned up and headed back in about 60 miles to the continental shelf to tie up to a rig for some bottom action and some rest.. Wacker and Frank go to sleep while Jared, Tj and I rig up and see whats down deep. Jared is using my kaikon/seeker combo and gets SLAMMED.. He fought this fish for about 15 minutes.. we were thinking huge grouper and when he finally gets it up.. He caught a Double.. one approx 50lb Amberjack with about a 25-30lb almaco jack.. We release several more amberjacks and hack out our limit of red snapper. Wacker caught a couple of nice groupers. So by 7am we are critically low on ice, so no more fishing.. We clean up and ready for the ride home. Cleared the jetties around 10 am, and had the boat and fish cleaned by 1 and made the long drive back to Dallas. Thanks to Frank for the opportunity to go long!!