Bill, thanks for the link. This year was an amazing offshore year partly because the commercial guys hit their limits early. I am dreaming of hooking a bigeye or bluefin on the fly rod off our coast. They are pretty rare and tough to land. This year some guys got into them off the 43 bank about 40 miles miles west of mission bay. They were fishing conventional with 40 lb rigs and just got toasted. Four rods were spooled. Not a chance of turning them. Big fish to say the least. Bluefin might be a better shot, although again I don't think anyone has caught a Pacific Bluefin off our coast. I had a shot at them last year but they sunk out just out of casting range. I might have released a small bluefin in a frenzy of skipjack fishing. I was into the skipjack pretty good catching them and releasing them to wade through to the albacore. Just as I released what I thought was a skipjack I noticed it looked alot different with a distinct blue fin and back as it swan away. Should have slowed down and appreciated the fish and took a picture. Not a big fish as they were small this year. I am already anxious for next season. Dollar gas I hope, means many long runs.