Buddy of mine invited me on a 1.5 day private charter on the Outer Limits. Jumped on Friday night loaded up all my gear, cracked a beer and we were off to get bait. Load of 17 guys which was nice. Woke up at about 6am or so to the motor powering down, threw my shoes on and run up to the deck where Hayden (DH) had just started tossing some bait out. Grabbed my flyline set up and a bait and was one of the first in the water. Apparently Paul (Captain) had seen a nice kelp paddy that he figured we might as well see if anything wanted to play. No luck. Motored around for a bit with a few marks here and there with no luck on bringing them up. Finally around 9 or so we found a school that was willing to come up for our chum. About 9:40 I kept struggling to collar hook the bait with a circle hook so I asked Jake (DH) to show me one more time, he hooked it up and I tossed it off the corner. Bait instantly took off, almost straight down. Within 20-30 seconds I was bit. Counted to 3, struck it in gear and started reelin. First bite of the day for the boat. Took me 3/4 of the way around the boat then back to the bow. Jake stayed by my side the entire time, walking me through what to do and not to do. After about 10 minutes got settled in on the starboard corner on the bow. Then another buddy get bit and he's on. This fish kicked my ass! Got it to color (still pretty far but could see the flashes) and he decided to turn and run again. Hes gone, can't get him to stop. Finally decide to throw it in low gear and started to gain a little then he's off again for another run. Finally got his head turned and gained a decent amount and then he just stops and won't move. Jake decided to lightly feed my line in so I could gain 1/4-1/2 turn at a time, and we slowly worked him in. Got him to deep color and thought we had him, but still took another 10-15 minutes to get him close enough for Jake nail the gaff job and brought him on the boat. First fish on the deck and my first BFT ever! Roughly 50-70 minute fight on my Phenix Black Diamond 809H and Avet MXL 6/4 50lb braid, 40lb mono topshot & 40lb fluoro. Size 1 circle hook. Scaled out to 62.1 after gilled,gutted&bled. The fish stuck with us ALL day on the same drift. Once we brought them up we never had to move the boat. Breaking water, some fully jumping out of the water from 100yards out as close as 10-15 feet at some times. I went the rest of the day without a bite. But we were able to get 14 on the boat. Lots of lost fish due to knot failure or too light of line, some even spit hooks. Some were lost at deep color which is heartbreaking to see. The guy with the hot stick ended up hooking 5 fish, cant remember if he landed 1 or 2, but he handed off the rest and ALL 5 were landed. All fish were caught on the flyline, none wanted to play with the rubberband sinker or yoyos. The ticket seemed to be picking a hot bait and hooking it without beating it up. Think it might have helped to pick a smaller one as well, but not positive. Their bellies were stuffed full of our chum, with a little bit of red crab mixed in. 50-80lb grade. All in all, GREAT trip and the crew on the Outer Limits is SUPERB.