Herring run finally started next day.
Capt Greg Norton ran a long way from North Lake. When we got there, there was no boat, but we marked tuna pretty good.
When we chum with herring, it didn't take long giant gather under boat and ate our chum.
The next three days, we fought two giant in 600 lb - 900 lb a day.
About 16 giant were caught using Black Hole Giant rods between Capt Greg and Capt Spencer boats while we were there.
We killed one giant in 600 lb for filming.
It was a great trip for Korean TV fishing team as they got all they wanted.
It is easy to catch mackerel. But it was strange that giant took dead herring we thrown, but they just ignored live mackerel on the second day.
We had two giant on dead herring on the second day.
But it was opposite on the third day. They went after live mackerel immediately when mackerel touched water.
This is rod/reel setup we used on our trip.Black Hole Giant acid wrapped rod/Penn 80S with 1:1 low gear ratio upgraded by Cal Sheets.
We found acid wrapped rods work great for giant. .
Mel's 80S. He spooled with 200 lb /JB Hollow/150' 200 lb Jinkai mono. He set the drag at 65 lb at full and marked 50 lb and 55 lb so that you know what drag you use while fighting.
We didn't lose single giant for the whole trip mainly because his reel setup.