Guys, I booked a day on the Helen H yesterday, had a great time too. I got some cod, few pollock, but I was clearly the rookie on the boat. For every one I took, those around me took four. Fish were hitting teasers mostly. Pink seemed to be the best color. I had a rental outfit and while it was a nice Torium reel on a G Loomis rod, it was spooled with mono which I feel was a huge strike against me. Pulling on that 16 oz jig 250' away, I don't think I got much action into it. I think I was the only one without braid. Do you think that was a big reason why I wasn't as successful as others? Unfortunately I was on the downwind side on the boat and spent the day with my line under the boat, which was hugely frustrating. I eventually found a spot on the upwind side, but it didn't really seem to change my catch success unfortunately though it minimized tangles. I think I will buy a decent outfit and spool it with some 65# braid for the next trip so I can do a little better. Any other trick or tips suggestions?