Rarely have I tried harder to change the minds of a charter than I did with this crew who was set on doing a 24 hour overnight trip. Based on the night bite, or shall I say lack there of, I suggested the guys just do a regular 12 hour trip and save their money. The guys were set on overnight so we pulled out of the slip at 10 am and headed toward the tuna grounds. On the ride out I’m listening to the radio and it sounds like the bite is off the charts good so I give Fin Chaser another 100 rpm looking to get there before the bite shuts down. Arrive to see boats hooked up everywhere and as I’m letting out the first bait it gets yanked out of my hand as the reels starts to scream. A few seconds later the 40 lb. leader gives up while trying to slow down the beast. A few minutes later another rod takes off and we put a yellowfin in the box. The next drift finds us doing battle with a nasty bluefin the just happened to grab our rod that had 30 lb. leader. After a 45 minute battle we put the 72 lb. over in the box. Shortly after that the bite shuts off and all the boats leave except me and a buddy of mine who is also doing a 24 hour trip. Todd runs off to a different hill around 6 pm but I decide to hang tight looking for another bluefin. Sometime around 8 Todd calls me and tells me he’s had a couple bites so we head his way. The next two hours provides one bite that we can’t slow down until we’re nearly spooled and go to full drag which pops the leader and a 60 lb. baby tiger shark. At 4 am I talk to Todd and we both can’t believe neither of us even had a pull over night. Finished the trip trolling and added a bluefin to the box before heading back to the slip for some much needed sleep.