Did a overnight with a few Buddies and Barn members. Started out around 19 and jigged, had bait and tuna marks on the bottom but to no avail. We did manage to find half acre schools of 40-50 pound Bluefin boiling and busting on bait. We trolled these schools for hours with almost no bites. We tried bait, lures, jigs... Eventually a suicide bluefin bit a blue and white Llander and we boated a 40-50# fish. There is alot of life around the 19 lump. These schools had lots of fish in them and they were not shy, they were balling bait (most likely sand eels) but I also saw them chasing 8-10" unknown types fish around on the surface.
The water temps are 71.5 over last weeks temps of 68.5-69*.... The water color was "OK" looking at best
We overnighted with nothing to show.
We started our troll down to masseys for a last ditch effort on getting our "over" fish for the trip, but it wasnt meant to be. My sounder took a crap, hopefully just a power source issue (its only 5 years old, and a very expensive furuno)
So we couldnt find any bait to jig.....
Hopefully the fish turn on in full swing in the next week or two.... Its gonna bust open soon.... I marked a fair amount of large fish on the bottom and very LARGE schools of sand eels.
Overall, we had descent weather a good trip and put meat in the box...