Location: SLO County
September and October are transition months for me fishing-wize. Iím fishing the deep water spots, but I know around November I will move to the shallower spots. September fishing was quality over quantity. When I did catch something, it was nice. I did fish one shallow winter spot just to see how the kelp and water were. And I got three nice rockies that were perfect fish taco size, but I really donít want to fish those spots until the water gets too rough for the shallow spots. Though, have been fighting rough water and lots of loose kelp all month.
I have been getting some nice smelt lately so I have not been using squid for bait, but still have gotten the occasional cab without using squid. As the water cools off, the smelt wonít be as available and I will be using more squid and some frozen smelt.
I only had one really bad trip which was the last fishing trip of the month. Even though I fished three different spots, I had no hits, no runs and no fish.
September had some beautiful beach weather, but Iím ready to go out and lose some sinkers in October when it cools off a bit.
9/5/17 Two grassies. Itís interesting how two of the same kind of fish, caught in the same spot can look so different.
9/7 Grass rockfish and a cab. Time for some cab and chips.
9/13 Another grass rockfish made a nice pan-seared filet atop a salad.
9/15 Three grassies. The filets are perfect size for fish tacos.
Some more dishes with September fish. Fish tacos with summer slaw and Sauted rockfish with an orange sauce.
9/25 The last trip in September. The empty ice chest tells the story.
"Mrs. Kittyfish, we'll just drive up to one more point, it's just a couple miles further, and look at the rocks. No more, I promise"