Years back when Edison would dump the warm water through the channel, we would catch Needlefish one after another with pieces of anchovy. You're right, they are difficult to hook, but when they get bigger, you better have some long needlenose pliers or you will be bloody.
I totally agree. Those two sharks seemed like they were for attention, and they were getting it. That is why the DFG rep asked them to put the fish away. You are correct, the sinks, bathrooms etc are all gone. Empty platform.