Both bays are full of bass boats right now. Few years ago I caught a couple monster smallies trolling for trout on east bay. They hit a Dodger and fly. One 22” the other 24”. Tossed them back and went in with my day.
Tie that thing tail to tail with a 10# bluefish and the blue will kill it in about a minit.
For a second I thought you were going after bluefin tuna with a fly rod lol. I haven't got to fish for bluefin tuna for 20 years now.100% on blues! I use to live upstate NY and went to Cape Cod all the time for them on FLY ROD! Think you can handle them on regular tackle? Try them on fly rod! What a hoot! Forearms were rubber in couple hours!