Left my buddy's house out of newport at 6:30. Two of us in a Boston Whaler 180 dauntless 18 foot center console. For thos of you looking to buy one of these, the boat rode great. Didn't get wet, but then again it was pretty calm out there today. Picked up some dines and the guys at the barge said catalina was producing. Called my other buddy who was planning on fishing the flats. Asked if he wanted to cross over and buddy boat. We had no radio or gps. Met my other buddy at the outside oil rigs. Water was nice and calm. He gave us a portable radio and the 2 of us (2 boats 4 anglers) decided to cross to east end. Water was flat all the way across w/ little to no wind. Once we got around the east end all that changed real quick. The wind was blowing and you can hear it howling throught the canyons off the island. Ended up at seal rock w/ about 10 other boats. Fished live squid that my buddy got from alamitas when he left his harbor. Saw noone catching anything. We only spent about an hour here, plus we had a late start. Decided to move to the front side. Stopped in avalon for some coffee and off we went hitting the coves. All the coves produced small calicos, sheephead, some bonito, whitefish, and other miscellaneous perch. about 11 am the wind start to pick up on the front side and it started really blowing. Saw a few of the sports boats out there each fishing different coves and rocks. Didn't see anything big come up. Just a bunch of smaller grade fish. Left the island at 1. It was a nice ride back. Rode the small swells back and was back to newport harbor in an hour and a half. Hope u guys do better than us.