|Went surf fishing Saturday at the Ventura Port authority marina. (on the rocks just outside the marina/bay.) Surf was choppy and rough so i fished the inside protected break wall. Caught 2 Small Halibut (18' and 12' inches) and saw a couple of small rock fish pulled from breaker walls (not sure what type of fish, the anglers were mexicans w/hand lines.)
No perch were bitting..
I left this area to head over to the pier about 10:00am
And I saw makerel and smelt being caught, but someone said it was slow on the pier...But I think the bite is going to turn on as I have never caught 2 halibut in less than 2 hours inside the breakers.
There is an older guy on the pier who knows his stuff, but generally he wont talk. just watch him, and try to make friends.
I'll be out there this weekend early to try and get a good spot. I think the halibut bite will happening.