Aloha went to a private buoy that has been holding ahi. Got a dozen small ahi and aku on poppers. I got this 50lb ahi on chunk bait after my friend jigged up another one. I tried jigging for about 5 drops. I hate jigging, too much work. so I said I bet they would eat chunk. Sure enough not 10 seconds after I pout bait in the water and zoom. I could hardly close the bail. This fish dove deep. It took me an hour and 10 minutes to get the fish in. My friend only took 10 minutes on the jig, the fish was tail wrapped. My left bicep is pretty sore now, it was lucky I only had 40lb leader on. When we cleaned the fish I noticed it already had a hook in its lip. Guess that is why it fought so hard.
I had my 12wt with me , but the boat is kinda small and not much room to cast.
It was still fun on spin gear, nice product placement for shimano. Lots of sashimi. Ahi belly and eggs for breakfast this morning. Looks like we should have a good ahi season this year. Mems.