Got a call from Lal yesterday to see if I wanted to go fishing before the storm with him and Cory. I said hell yes, as I really needed a break from dealing with a nasty bout of email attacks, ID theft and mail theft. I had also just bailed on going snowstorm camping in the Sierras due to a crappy snow forecast. Damn El Niño, and its 8,000' snow levels. We met at Lal’s at 0500 and were fishing the PV coastline an hour later. The wind was ripping offshore up the coastline over 59 degree water. Despite having very little current (other than the wind drift) the bass were on the chew big time. We had doubles and triples right off the bat, and had 40 bass C&R’d by 0730. The bite continued, with us crossing the 80 fish mark an hour later. There was no size to these fish, with the biggest maybe going 3.5#. 2-2.5# cookie cutter sportcoats were the norm, but what the hell, they were coming over the rail two and three at a time. I’ll take that any time. We kept repeating the drift for a few hours, passing the 100 fish mark, then 120, 130, 140. The bite finally died, and we started fishing our way back to Davies. We caught a few down the line, then again on some stones on the inside ‘shoe. We finished catching a few sandies on a spot inside the breakwall (of all places) and it was there we finally caught a decent fish. Cory caught something on 20# that took drag. It ended up being a 6.5# grump—by far our largest fish of the day. We called it around 1300. Totals: ~160 bass 60/40 calico/sandy. Bycatch was almost nil—a Johnny bass, a couple rock fish and a sculpin. The wind blew offshore nearly all day. I never saw any current to speak of. Most of Lal’s and Cory’s fish were caught on 4” Calico Hunters, and all of my fish were caught on my clear/red +6 other flakes (Kman Special) 4" hand pours. Most fish were caught straight down, and many were hooked after biting multiple times. Our bite-to-hookset ratio was lower than normal. Of interesting note was a ~16 inch sandy Cory had caught that was grabbed and raked by something LARGE--maybe a black? Once again, we didn’t sink the boat or get arrested or towed, so it was a great day on the water. All fish save for a few badly hooked ones were released to fight another day. Cory has the pictures, and will post them below. The only pic I have is that of a pretty good case of bass thumb. Topping off this great day was coming home to an email from a deputy I've been working with telling me they caught 4 mail thieves 2 streets over last night. Thank you for the invite Lal. I really needed that.