Was on the Pacific Dawn earlier this week. Hot night bite lure was the 250 gram Shimano Flat Fall in White/Glow stripe pattern. 6 of the 14 bft caught after sundown was from the same lure precharged with a flash light on every drop. Thing was glowing bright as hell. Biggest fish for our night bite was over 130 lbs when weighed at Five Star for processing. The fish were sitting between 200-300 ft.
Pull/walk 50 feet of line off your spool, roll the line back on an empty line spool as you walk back to the rod, mark the line at rod tip with a permanent fabric marker. Repeat. Your line never has to touch the ground.