San Simeon Pier, 7/6

TheFrood

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#1
Beautiful day, crystal clear water. I spent about 3 hours on from the surf-break to about 2/3 down the pier.
I finally realized that I was wasting my time because with the exception of the mild surf-break you could see
all the way to the bottom... and there weren't any fish present. The entire time, with a variety of baits (all on
dropper loops) not a single bite... I could see my bait under the clear water. Was really amazing and I've never
fished in conditions with water that clear. I understand how people can do "sight fishing" now, although I
wish I had "sighted" some fish! :)
 
#2
I was there 1.5 weeks before you. Early around 7 am at the mouth of Pico Creek(some nibbles), late morning at the pier and it was the same. When replied no I had no bites to a local, he shook his head with a "yeah I know look." Time of day may be the issue at the moment up there as it is in socal. That could change at any given time.
 

TheFrood

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#4
I could just reach some kelp by casting out as far as I could. There was also some kelp on the further out pilings... None free-floating that I noticed though.