Sorry for the late report guys. I always appreciate you guys that do on the water reports and the ones loaded with Intel. I always began the day saying I'm gonna do one of those amazing posts like Corey and a few other people on here, but I end up getting a mile or two off the coast and all that fades away. My buddy Adam and I had a couple spots booked on the Tbird leaving Thursday the 4th and fish Friday the 5th. The boat leaves at 9pm so we decided to leave the families at home and get down to the landing early and relax. Got to the peninsula around 5pm and go to the Class of 47 for a couple drinks. End up having a few with Dennis Rodman who was playing nothing but 311 on the jukebox and got on some dudes case about trying to play something different. Was actually pretty funny. He was definitely on his way to having a fun night and a really hard morning. From there had some apps and another cold one at Harborside Restaursnt which is attached to Daveys Locker. Really good food and at $5 happy hour prices, we filled up. Thunderbird loaded up a little before 9 with slightly less than a full boat. Our crew consisted of Jeff to be our captain the next day, Goofy in the galley and Ricardo and Bryan on the deck. All of these guys are top notch at what they do, they were amazing. Plan was to hit San Clemente and see what conditions we were presented with when we got there. Stayed up talking shit and drinking some beers with a few guys and then sacked out for the drive over. Woke up as the engine was winding down at grey light and got out in deck. Jeff was checking for some WSB close to the island but saw nada. We got a little way from the island and did some rock fishing in 100 - 160 feet of water. I have never been the biggest fan of rockfishing, but it was a lot of fun. Lots of fish being caught with some nice 4-5 pound reds and Boccaccio being brought up as well including one nice Ling. It was a good time to see everyone catch some fish, get the stink off and watch everyone to see who I was NOT gonna fish next to when the yellowtail fishing started. Fortunately, most of the people on the boat were relatively knowledgeable and paid attention to what they were doing. As an added bonus everyone was polite, respectful and very jovial, even for being early in the morning. We did a few drifts and got around 200 assorted rockfish. The tide switched and Jeff made the move close to the island for yellows. We spent the remainder of the day catching 10 - 25 pound yellows with most in the 15 pound range. Mixed in were a number of hard pulling 8 pound bonito. Nothing wide open but a solid bite. We moved around a few times but always ended coming back to the same pot, as the Ultra and El Dorado were all fishing the same area. I ended up with 4 solid yellows, a few bonito that I gifted to the less fortunate and a limit of rockfish. My buddy got one yellow and couldn't stay away from the bonito and the same guy that busted him off 3 times, also a limit of rockfish. I think the boat ended with around 100 yellows, 40 bonito and 200 rockfish. All in all it was one of the most fun times I've had fishing in a long time. The crew was amazing and I hope that someone on their staff reads this and commends them. A majority of my fellow anglers were great people and we caught fish, which is always a bonus when out on the water. All my rockfish were caught on a red jig (sorry can't remember the name right now) tipped with squid and all yellows were caught on 20# with a 1/4 slider and live squid. A few of us tried the jigs but had no takers on the YT. I also was able to hook and hand a good yellow later on in the day. She busted the fish off at gaff but was able to get her own fish about 1/2 an hour later. She did awesome. Not much left to say other than thank you to the Tbird and to my fellow anglers. Was the day I needed and I couldn't keep a smile off my face. Good luck this season, stay safe and god bless you all.