Short version, got skunked. Long version, launched at Davies Friday night with the wife. Got up early to hit the bait barge at 5:00. Had a couple boats in front of us, and a line behind us. Knew then, it was gonna be crowded out there. Saw MobileHomey in line. Bait wasn't that great, a little beat up, but half of it was useable. Probably 40-50 boats already there, within 3 hours, 200 boats there. Luckily it's a big area. We soaked sardines for a few hours. I tied a blue/white 544 Lures surface iron on my new Torium 16hg and made casts. Bird nested a few times till I got the hang of it. What a sweet reel. Heard yellows were taken at Avalon Bank on the radio, and after 3 hours of nothing at the 150, decided to go. Beautiful ocean conditions. Made the run with 2 other boats doing the same. Found nothing, but gave it a shot. Looking back to LB, I saw birds in a frenzy. Another boat saw it also, and they were already on their way. I picked up and headed over. It was a small paddy, bird going nuts on it. We slid up slow and held back, tossed out some baits, and waited in inticipation of a big hook up. Didn't happen, for us or the other boat. There was a sea lion under the paddy going nuts with the birds. The other boat and I drifted off and went to reset on it again. Out of nowhere a cattle boat comes barreling in. Makes a turn towards us, mows right over the paddy, then turns straight back toward Catalina. Asshole!!! The boat was Aggressor. Never seen it before. Maybe out of Newport? What a dick. We picked up and headed back to the 150, slowly. Wife napped, I searched for paddies. Got back and fished till 2:30, wind was up and still nada for us. Saw MobileHomey again, he had a nice yellow. Saw the Rubber Ducky. All said, was a good day on the water, not a good day fishing (for us). Still learning a lot. Someday we'll get 'em.