Long time lurker, first time poster. I live a bit east of Chico and try to make a coast fishing trip a few times each year to bag some rockfish or perch. I made the trip to fort brag this past weekend. I usually camp farther north but the predicted rain kept me out of a tent. It turns out the rain did not materialize but we had a nice weekend anyway in a cottage. I fished Noyo harbor saturday for most of the day. Actually, I got a late start around 10. I tried poke poling for an hour , I got two taps but nothing serious. I had my heart set on something bigger anyway so I went out to the end of the jetty and threw a swim bait. No takers. But a family of 3 generations were doing well on the striped perch on shrimp bits. The grandpa was doing best numbers wise and his grin was huge. The youngster, (13 ish ) got the big fish, a greeenling maybe 16 inches. The dad was soaking big squid for bigger fish but he got skunked. I finally took a break from the swim bait and fished a small rod and bagged a perch just to shake off my skunk. Then I went back to plastics. I called it a day a little after 4 and decided to do a scouting trip to find a better spot for sunday morning. I drove down the coast as far as Russian Gulch, hiked in a few spots but none really grabbed me. So I decided that occasionally its ok just to relax and not fish 24/7 lol. I did have a good time and will be back.
Take care all and good luck