Howdy all. Well I'm new to southern waters. Other than channel islands. I'm looking to come learn to fish bluefin. I'm pretty much done with my outboard conversion and ready to start putting the machine I gutted and built( thanks to you all). Couldn't have done it without this site and those who helped. Anyways. Looking to come try in couple weeks or even sooner. I've never fished mexico side. So I'm hoping to give it few tries when the bite is in range and on US waters. At least til I learn some then I'll be needing alot boat hoes or whatever you call em to jump on and teach me. I have couple buddies local to my hometown that fish the party boats for them. They will more than likely be on few trips as well. I don't have all the fancy gear , but I do have gear capable. And I'm a hard fisherman. I can pluck at it non stop and never get board. So I'm ancient to learn. My questions are, what lures, should I start collecting to build a tuna box. I do have big rapalas, lots albacore feathers, cedar plugs, and I have some big poppers. Few jigs. So if anyone don't mind chiming in on makes, sizes colors and any other info. I'm asking now so I can at least say I had what I needed before I go. Thank you all for you input and opinions in advance.