Along with two buddies of mine, I spent a day at Belmont Pier this Monday. It was a slow day but with some interesting bycatches. No macs running at the end/midsection and inshore section was slow as well. With smelts as bait, we landed butterfly ray and short sand basses in mid section. A two-spot octopus also came on clam on hi-lo rig. Toward the end of the day, we found yellowin croaker and a short halibut on cut squid. Our neighbors were catching small batrays in the mid section.