Headed out of Seaforth on the Cortez with 13. Had some 5 and 6 inch deans, and a bunch of great 2 to 3 inch chovies. Capt informed us of a decent bite at the 43 for better quality Yellowfin. Mentiined the casuality rate had been high for the boats fishing it. Sounded good to us so we headed that way. No bites in dark started looking around at daybreak. Found a school and hung a few right away. Managed a solid 30lb er on 25lb with a number 2 hook. Was scratch fishing with one or two going most of the morning. Casualties were extremely high, not based on tangles or getting burned off. Many fish were lost quickly on on their initial runs due to improper drag setting, and as well as the light 20 lb and tiny hooks being used. These fish were solid, definitely finding weak spots in drags and knots. We definitely had our shots. ended up getting 8 or 9, and lost 30 or more. The New Lo Ann was oit there as well and managed 5. The crew did well, always a man on the tank, they got all the fish on the boat the got into gaff range. And keep us from making macrame..We left the 43 at about 130 in search of a few patties we managed a nice 20 lb dodo and a rat dodo.