Hi All, Here is my fishing report for my first 8 day trip. Headed to SD around 830 and got there around 1030. I was afraid I was not going to get a parking space on the landing. To my surprise, I pulled and and the first parking space in site was available!! Everybody had already checked in and I was the last one. Friday Was just a travel day for us. Andy Cates wanted to try out the Bluefin grounds @ 130 miles south of SD. Sat - We found several large schools, but no takers. We did found a wide open YT (8-10 lbs). Andy called them junk , so we left them biting. When the sun started to set, we took off and started heading towards Cedros. Sun When we woke up, were could see Cedros. We started trolling for YFTs along the porpoise (200 strong). We had a bite here and there, but nothing would stick. We got a call from the AA that were closer to Cedros, that the YFTs were biting of a large school of porpoise. We worked ourselves towards them. From there, we caught most of your YFTs. Sizes range from 25-35 lbs. We chased the porpoise the rest of the day Mon Andy wanted to get some YTs so we headed to Turtle Bay. YTs range from 20-25 lbs from fly lined, dropper loop, and irons. Yellow/ white are the hot colors. Looks like the entire fleet was there, the Excel, Royal Polaris, Polaris Supreme, Searcher, Vagabond, and Shogun. Tues We stayed around Turtle Bay due to the weather down south for the rest of the day. Caught some more YTs. At night we made bait. After dinner, we started heading down to the ridge. Wed Andy stopped the boat right before sunrise, at the edge of the Ridge. He wanted to start trolling once day light comes out. Trolling on our way down, we caught several dodos from kelp patties here and there. Then in early afternoon, we hit the motherload. Several hundred of dorados from kelp. We catching them as we threw our baits/ irons. Am talking about WFO!! Never seen sooo much dodos. After the mayhem, we kept on trolling and we started to see wahoos. On one troll, I threw my gold iron on the slide and got bit with my tranx. Bad idea!! The wahoo took me to the bow, and back to the stern. I could not turn the freaking handle!! After a couple of mins, the wahoo got loose L. Several people landed the wahoos after I lost mine. I tried fly line with 80lb flouro, bad idea. I felt a tug, and that was it. Reeled in my line and my hook was gone L. Took out my 130lb flour, and the wahoo just snatched my bait, and just leaving the head of the sardine. The bite died down and we started trolling around again. We would get 1 or 2 wahoo here and there. Time was our enemy now as we only had 1 day at the Ridge. Around 5pm, our trolling team was up. This was probably my last chance to get a wahoo. John, who I met at the trip was saying I can feel it. Were going to get our wahoo. Well he was right, John and some other guy got bit. While they got bit, Andy told us during a wahoo seminar, If you dont get bit, put your reel on free spool for a couple of seconds and put in gear. Repeat this until the boat stops. Bam, I got bit on the second free spool. Within 7 mins, I was able to land my first ever wahoo!!. No wahoo was bit on live bait or iron on this stop. We continue troll and I think one more wahoo was caught on the troll. It was getting dark and Andy called it shut the trolling down. We were heading back north towards Turtle Bay to get some more YTs. Thurs - Back in Turtle Bay to get some more YTs. We caught 62 for half of the day and we started heading to Benitos. Fishing in Benitos was slow. I think we only caught 1 YT and several bass, and sculpins. Fri We were trolling heading north. We came across the an open bite of small YFT and dodos. Most of them were thrown back. After that, Andy called it the trip. Overall it was a great trip. The storm held us back from fishing the Ridge longer than we wanted to. My fish count was 30 fish and one of them was my first wahoo! 600LBs of fish for 450 filleting process bill! L..