The seas calmed down enough to make it to Catalina today. We left from Dana point at about 5am and were fishing by 7am. Got some small calicos on sardines and my buddy got bit really hard. The funny thing was he decided to use my new rod and reel because he didn't want to retie his. I had not set the drag on there yet so just before the pole broke in half or he went in the drink the 40lb spectra snapped. That really railed him up to catch another one of those monsters. He set all the poles in the boat up and I went spearfishing. By the time I came back he was board again so he went spearfishing. One of the poles next to me started screaming and was about to break in half so I grabbed it and the monster almost spooled me before the line broke. Now I got to go back. I am getting my spearfishing depth to a solid 30ft with good bottom hang out time and got to figure out what the line stealing sea monsters are. These bass are good eating too. See you out there.