Location: Mtn View
|After spending the last weekend with the girls at a Kid's event where my eldest caught the monster trout, I decided that Daddy needs his salt water fix. Time to break in the new rod that I ordered from Amazon. Looked at the surf condition and weather last night and it looks perfect surf wise but noticed that wind was forecasted to be a little on the strong side.
Oh well, like I said, I need to get my salt water fix. Headed to Pacific Grove/Carmel this morning and was at the spot around 7. First spot was more like a parking while fishing place and did not get any bites at all. One other guys was fishing with a small pole and did not get anything either. I moved a little bit south and found this rocky area with lots of mussels. I was being careful because I know I am just a little north of the MLPA zone. Fished it for 4 hours and got me some nice dinner for tonight. The Black & Yellow will be steamed Chinese style and the greenling I will let my mother-in-law decide. Bait was squid and frozen chovies. Only the greenling liked the squid. Had several bites that did did not commit. I know it couldn;t be the surf, because it was pretty calm.
New Surf rod with my Penn Battle 6500 loaded with 80 lb braid. I couldn't believe how flat the water is.
3 Black & Yellow, biggest at 13 1/2in. The greenling measured almost 17in. It fought pretty good swimming left to right, and almost jumped out of the water. A couple walked up and looked at my stringer. Left and walked back to their car, grabbed their fishing equipments and set up about 20 feet away from me. I left right after, I figured I have enough fish. Hope they did ok. The fish were definitely biting.
That's The One!