Ports along the West Coast of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, such as Ucluelet, Tofino and Kyuquot, are positioned for one last shot at the longfins before they turn westward on their suspected circle route around the North Pacific. At this northerly range, weather proves a bigger factor than anywhere else. Plus, the relatively warm water that holds albies is often 50 miles or more from the coast, though the longfins do come closer at times. Last year, even farther north, schools swung within 10 to 12 miles of the island for a short period in August. Trolling catches most of the fish, and action can be phenomenal, albeit fleeting. But then again, you can say that about albacore fishing anywhere.