Well, no black cod for Kathy and I but we did manage 7 nice size dorado to aprox 30-lbs and 1 yellow fishing south of the border. Kathy has never surface fished before and was a total champ! She spotted most of the fish, hooked, and landed a bunch! Our findings? Make sure to use quality flurocarbon leaders 4-ft (20# min.) with mutu light circle hooks (1/0) was good, and pay super close attention to those white terns )) They are the eyes to the fish as most dodos were away from the paddies chasing open-water sauries. Many boats got skunked locked into the paddies. Rough seas but plenty fishable.