I let the pictures tell the report.
we had 10 hookups with bluefin in 180 lbs - 200 lbs out of Cape Cod on Aug 20.
Three of us had hookups with 200 llbs range tuna at the same time.
The average size of tuna we fought. This is the only tuna we kept and all others were released.
Dante used Jigging Master custom 500g rod and Saragosa 18000F willed with 80 lbs braided line. Saragosa got frozen after cauht two bluefin and he switched to Accurate SR30. He landed a 200 lbs Blue Fin Tuna with combo of JM 500g rod and Accurate SR30 in 25 mimutes. I know many West Coast fishermen are skeptical of using spinning gear and thinner jigging rods for big tuna, but it is time they try themselves to believe.
Enoch used Smith jigging rod and Stella 20000SW first and fought two tuna, but both pulled hooks. Later on he fought a 200 plus lbs bluefin with my Hots One Pitch Slider 56XH and he was actually shocked the light and thin 9 oz rod handled the big tuna beautifully. He landed the fish with the rod in 25 minutes.
The beauty of bluefin fishing here is you don't have to travel far.
It is only 10 - 12 miles off the beach.