Hopped on light load Sunday night trip on the Pac Queen, only 15 anglers. Drew was at the helm, and suggested we use the heavier yo yo irons such as the Sales 6x or 7x, or Tady 4/0, as they seemed to be doing better than the Jr. sizes. He also said that color didn't seem to make much difference, what mattered was having that jig swimming as fast as possible through the water column. 40 to 60 lb test was the requested gear, absolutely no reason to use lighter line with the yo yo set up. We left the harbor in greasy calm conditions heading 110 miles south. The entire trip down there was so calm you couldn't tell you left the harbor. Woke up to the smell of Johnny cooking burritos in perfectly calm conditions, incredible sunrise, we were the only boat there. By 6:45 am Drew was metering around the high spot looking for yellows, but he wasn't seeing much. We stopped for a couple here and there, then had a stop for 9 nice fish from 15 - 20, but by late morning we had only 13 yellows on board and the decision was made to fish rock fish, which was the right call. The rock fishing was excellent, in spite of their puking up an enormous amount of red crabs. I would estimate that 95% of the catch was either reds or lings, with some nice quality fish. Reminded me of past years at Colonet, much better than last year which I thought was fairly slow for rockfish by Colonet standards. I was using iron primarily - didn't matter if I was using a glow in the dark Ahi jig, orange Ahi, Jax Jix, Diamond Jig - the were biting on everything. A couple of the guys were doing well on the large swim baits too as you'll see in the photos. Early afternoon Drew decided to look around for yellows again, but didn't see any on the meter, so it was back to rock fishing. As the wind had built to 10 - 15 knots (no rain at all), he pointed the stern of the boat into the wind, holding the boat in place, enabling us to fish on either side of the boat. Super effective. Finally, as it was getting dark at 4:30, he decided to give the high spot one last look for yellows and it was game on! i think 10 of the 15 of us hooked up in the first moments as we cranked our jigs from the bottom up to about 40 cranks up. In the next 40 minutes we'd put 37 nice quality yellows on board, what a great way to end the day! I agree with Drew's assessment that the heavier iron was the way to go, and that color didn't make much difference if any. Though I caught my 4 on a Sales 6X scrambled egg, others did well on red, blue/white, whatever. The crew did a great job as usual, always there to unhook and tag your fish, never missing a gaff opportunity on the yellows or lings. I was super stoked that Drew added a mid-week trip, hope he puts a few more of those on the schedule. Johnny in the galley did a fantastic job on the eats once again, really like fishing the Pac Queen. Great start to year, with all that bait in the water I can see this bite lasting a while once again.