Ran to the deep today with a crew mostly from PA but one crew member from ND. Hooked up the electric reels and proceeded to crush those tasty blueline tilefish with a couple goldens mixed in for color. By early afternoon we’ve reached our limit so we throw out a trolling spread and head toward the tuna hill. During the two hour troll we only have one bite and it doesn’t come tight. At the chunking hill we start throwing butterfish and almost immediately get a double bite. One fish drops the bait before the circle hook grabs him the other fish makes a blistering run and breaks the 30# leader. The next hour doesn’t produce anything except a warning from the marine radio about some nasty storms heading our way so we bring in the baits and I point toward OC. With 20 miles left to go we hit wind, rain and lightning the likes of which I don’t care to see again!