Short version - Great quality yellowtail at Punta Colnett, we landed 90 of the toads, plus easily filled out limits with quality reds, lings, goats and assorted rockfish. Long version - Captain Rick Podolack was at the helm of the Pacific Queen, we left Friday night with high hopes the yellowtail would be at the high spot. The run down was so smooth you could not tell you were on a boat, other than the guys snoring around you. Made it to the high spot at 8:30 am, first drift we started was in 180 feet of water and it was game on. Most folks were using yo yo irons, personally I don't think color or size made much difference, as long as you had confidence in your lure and had it in the zone when a group of yellows would swim by. I totally enjoyed the father/son double hook ups with my son who fishes in Marlin pajamas and crocs, we had a blast. Scrambled egg, dorado, blue/white, chrome and blue, birdshit, everything seemed to work on the iron. Small and larger irons - Sales 6x, 6xJr, 7xJr, Flat fall jigs, even the dropper loops were getting ripped. We stayed on the fish for about 3 1/2 hours, putting approximately 60 on board by noon. And yes, we had a number of casualties to the rocks and tangles. We moved about 1/2 mile to try for lings and rockfish, I hardly had time to change rigging. When we dropped in 350 feet of water, it was as good as it gets. My buddies son got a nice double on the lings, I had a few of them myself on the Ahi jig, doubles on reds, huge bocaccio, boscos and starries. While we were in the cod zone, we drifted right next to a large bull kelp paddy, about 15' x 15'. Right after it passed by, my buddy Brad drops his dropper loop down with 2 sardines for cod and a 16 oz sinker. At about 20 feet below the surface, literally 3 seconds after dropping it in, the line starts screaming off his reel. He puts it in gear and it's game on - toad yellow! Turned out to be good for JP at 26 pounds, right on the surface. That was one aggressive fish. After 3 hours of cod fishing, we were almost at boat limits so we headed the 1/2 mile back to the high spot to try for yellows again. Same thing, they were hitting the jigs and dropper loops, we put another 30 or so on board, finishing up with 90 yellows for the boat and the 30 anglers. Water temp was 61.2 first thing in the morning, and with the calm seas and warm sun, it only got nicer as the day went on. Lot's of red crabs in the water, looks like El Nino is on it's way. Rick and crew did a great job, Cheeseburger served up some excellent eats in the galley, I must say this was the best Colnett trip I've been on in the last 15 years, and I've done around 40 of these. It's always great fishing down there, but to have the combination of beautiful weather, great yellowtail and rockfishing, along with talented anglers on board it all came together.