First off just wanted to say that this is a awesome fourm, recently I bought some rod building parts from Jonathan Vadney who I met on here. Here invited me on a 2 Seeker Rods sponsored trip on the Black Pearl out of morrow bay. It was a awesome trip and well the rest is history. I also enjoyed meeting a few other board members on the trip as well. We slayed the lings and reds some cabs as well. The hot ticket was the jig I had made up 100 or so for the trip my party of 9 people went through a good amount of them, I left most of the rest with the crew. The lings were also chewing the swimbait pretty well after tearing up 8 or so of them I decided I would stick to jigs. It was my first time on the Black Pearl and I had a great time Saturday was epic fishing I personally caught at least 40 lings and at least 10 in the 10lb class. My buddy had the Jack pot with a 18.6lber.