Location: SLO County
|Yes itís late again, but I was just sitting here watching the drizzle, waiting for the rain, so I decided a little fishing report might cheer me up.
High tide was at 5:30AM and low tide was at 1PM.
The first place I started fishing was at a shallow water spot that sometimes produces at high tide. This spot did produce - a nice black and yellow and a grass rockfish. Not huge, just fish taco size. Both fish were caught casting out far and bit on fresh smelt that I had caught a couple of days before. I tried frozen squid earlier and got no bites.
Since it was getting closer to low tide, I moved on to spot number two which was a deeper spot. Also, it was more difficult to get to but since I hadnít fished there for awhile, I thought there might be some decent fish in the area. I fished the last of the outgoing tide and had no bites. But, once the tide starting coming in, the fish started biting. The first fish was a black and yellow that was too small to keep. But it was a fish! Any fish gives you a little encouragement to keep on fishing. It was a beautiful clear, calm day so I might as well stay and fish some more. I was rewarded with a decent black and yellow and a 14Ē grassie (which was the best fish of the day).
Had plenty of fish for two meals, so I called it a day.
Ooops, left my camera at home, so only picture I have is the ice chest taken when I got home.
Black and yellows usually mean fish tacos. They are just the right size for a single filet in each shell. We like it better than chunks.
And Mrs. Kittyfish requested some fishcakes.
Well, I do feel a little cheered up sitting here in the drizzle, unable to get out fishing. I can think about a past trip and plan for the next one. And an old fish report is better than nothing.
"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"