Our 2020 season totals were off 33% from the year before but our trip average was up a little bit probably because we took fewer trips at the end of the season because of the changing conditions. we caught 291 legals in 41 trips during the 2019 season for a 7.0 average and 187 during the 2020 season in 25 trips for a 7.5 average. We didn't do very well until January 2020 when we found a hot spot where double limits were common all the way to the March 2020 closure; this season started off hot for the first month and a half with a couple off double limits until January 2021 when we saw our last trip with double digits. This year we only hooped San Diego Bay after our first trip off Mission Beach ended up with one of the only 2 skunks we had. I have a theory to explain the decline in harvest from 2019 to 2020 and I hope the Big Bay can sustain this year's numbers next year and the 2019 were an abnormality. The Shelter Island Launch Ramp was closed for much of 2017 and 2018 which I believe kept most of the hooping fleet out of the bay letting the legal lobster numbers increase dramatically. Hooping really became popular in 2019 and increased numbers of anglers experiencing good catch rates only expanding the demand. The 2 sportboats that ran bug trips had great success catching 20-40 bugs a trip really made hooping popular. I think it finally caught up with us in 2020 but it was still a good year, you just had to work a little harder and keep track of the conditions during your good nights and your bad ones too and think a little more to develop patterns which can help you determine which nights to go and which are better to just stay home. And these patterns are only for the inland bays and have no effect in the open ocean. Those patterns might take another couple of years to figure out locally and that will have to wait until the Big Bay runs dry.