Fished Saturday on the new Lo an. Captain Told us we weren’t going to where they had been getting the bigger fish because that day they only got 1 bluefin so he said were going after the smaller grade of fish in a different location. He said have a 25# and a 40# setup ready. We got good bait and headed out. We started fishing At dawn and started hooking up! I started using my 25# setup and was bit After changing out a few baits and changing my hook size. Shortly after, my first bluefin ever hits the deck, A nice 30 pound fish!!Short soak worked best. I realized most all the fish came within 30 seconds of the bait hitting the water. We were chasing down schools, trolling and stopping on kelp paddys. The trolling produced a bonito and a bluefin if I’m recalling correctly. The kelp paddys produced a couple yellows. Bait fishing was king on this trip, very few jig fish. All in all I ended up landing 4 bluefin in the 30-40# range. As for the gear, I brought a 25# bait, 40# jig/ bait, 40# bait, 60# bait/sinker rig and a 100# flat fall rig. My mainly used setup was a fathom 15ld2 on a cousins clb80xlh 20-30# with 40# braid and a 30’ 25# seaguar blue label leader with a #4 mutu circle hook. I got 1 fish with a nose hooked bait and the rest butt hooking. The new Lo an captain and crew was friendly and very informative and this being my first bluefin trip, the bar is set high after being on the NLA. I am stoked.