Balboa pier 7/13 and Santa Monica pier 6/14

Reel Newbie

Well-Known Member
Fished balboa pier from 10am-12pm on Wednesday, at the peak of high tide. Only caught 3 sardines, but the pier was mostly empty and the other guy fishing next to me caught 3 mackerel as well. Overall slow, but I was jigging a sabiki without bait.
Fished Santa Monica pier from 9am-1pm on Thursday with an incoming tide. Got a little bait this time, but there were only queenfish. Gave away 5 of reasonable size and threw back the small ones. Only saw about 5 mackerel caught if not before I arrived.