We left the harbor at 6:30 after getting two nice scoops of bait. Bar was lumpy so we cut the S jetty even though we were heading West. The water was lumpier than hoped, we averaged 22nts for the 75 mile run out which took 3+ hours. Water improved a little but got worse towards the end. We stopped about 40 miles out for a bio break and setup the boat, we were devastated to see the bait pump was off with most the bait dead. After many 4 letter exclamations we decided we were gonna make dead bait work. Got out 75 miles and went on a slow troll with swim baits. After an hour of nothing we saw birds and jumpers. The jig men got two on and we were then able to get 4 on dead bait. We caught 4 more chasing jumpers. We took to the radio Around 2:00 to ask if we could buy anyone's remaining live bait if anyone was heading in soon. @Cornfed boat saved our day as they gave us half a scoop of livelies and his buddy boat did the same as they were plugged and headed in. They did a great goldfish bag job for the exchange. Can't thank em enough, I am willing to pay em if either wants to send me PayPal. After we got the bait we went on the hunt, we found a bunch of birds at 3:30 and the game was on. We landed 17 big fish. I had to threaten to cut lines at 5:30 to get rods out of the water. Earlier this year we caught 38 and had space to spare. Yesterday we had no more space after stowing 27 fish, the fish keeping getting bigger. We caught my boats biggest ever yesterday but we did not have a scale so it will continue to grow. We ended up being 80 miles from port and ran in at 35 on greasy lake water, the sun set about 5 miles from the bar. Awesome day with a great crew. Big thanks to Mark Coleman for pointing us in the right direction. Anybody fish SW yesterday?