Short version - flat calm seas, great limit style yellowtail fishing again for 15 - 29 lbers, what's not to like? Long Version - Jumped on an Outcasts charter on the Aztec with Captain Greg Gawitt. Loaded up with nice sardines and a handful of mackeral, arrived at the high spot just before 8, fishing with the fleet of 9 party boats and a couple of private yachts. I must say, I do enjoy Greg's blow by blow description and excitement over the PA as we are marking fish. That guy could call horse races for a living. The crew was brailing mass quantities of sardines as we did a circle over the school. The boat stops, yo yo irons are dropped, and it's game on! Soon there's mostly 20 - 23 lb yellows coming to gaff, cries of "FRESH ONE" abounds. Most of the anglers were using 6x or 7x heavy jigs, in scrambles egg or blue/white. My first yellow was on the 6x Salas scrambled egg, instant action, which was so deep down in the throat I could barely see it. The gaff went into the yellows stomach, and red crabs came squirting out all over the deck. It was absolutely jugged solid with crabs. Since we were seeing fish boiling around us, it was apparent they were at all levels in the water column. So I switched to my long rod, with a 2 oz sliding sinker, 30 lb fluro, rigged Carolina style. I'd cast out and let my sardine work the entire water column. If the dino made it all the way to the 200 - 250 foot bottom unmolested, I'd slowly reel the bait back to change it. That method of fishing the column resulted in 12 more hook ups for me, landing 10 of those, with most hooked about 100 - 120 feet down. Soon a number of folks adopted the slider method as well or used a rubber core. I kept my five fish limit, gave the rest to other anglers. We fished for cod for a short time, I'd say about 2 hours max. It was only fair, though the quality was pretty good. A few short lings, nice reds, green spotted rockfish, and a number of bank perch were hauled up. The yellows were biting best first thing in the morning, by the end of the day the 10 boats running over them all day clearly had an impact. But with that said, we had limits for the boat, everyone had a great time. Greg really did a great job of maximizing fishing time in the zone. If there wasn’t a fish hanging, and if he didn’t have fish on the meter, he’d give the 20 second warning to reel up fast and get moving and find fish pronto. JP was caught by my buddy Mike, also known as the scarecrow for obvious reasons, caught on a blue/white/yellow Sumo 7X. It went 29 pounds, and is being held by Captain Greg in the photo. Water temp was 65.3 in the morning, and it's only February. This was my 3rd Punta Colnett trip this year, the yellow bite has gotten better with each successive trip. Still tons of crabs in the water, and massive amounts of fish on the meter all day. No signs of this bite stopping anytime soon, going to be a hell of a spring!