Location: SLO County
|Low tide was at 5:30AM at 1.6ft
High tide was at 11:30 AM at 4.9ft
I started fishing around daybreak at a place I donít fish very often. Why? Itís getting hard to get down to the water because of the erosion. Not so bad getting down, but coming back up can be difficult. When I get down there, for the first few hours of fishing, all I think about is how I am going to get back out of there. But thatís part of rockfishing.
The morning started out slow, I didnít get a bite until right about noon, right at high tide. The fish was a 16Ē cab caught casting out far.
Fishing was still slow and I was thinking about moving when I made the first cast in close and got bite number two and fish number 2 - another 16Ē cab. Not big, but big enough for my frying pan.
That prompted me to make a few more casts in this spot, which led to bite number 3.
This fished looked like the identical twin of the first one. This fish bit right when one of the bigger surfer swells came through. I wasnít sure if it was the water or a bite, so I wound down to take the slack out of my line, pulled back and hooked a fish. So glad I did that and didnít assume it was just the water pulling on the line.
All fish were caught on squid.
Obviously, I did make it back up the bluff with my three fish or you wouldnít be hearing about this now.
Another interesting day on the Central Coast.
"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"