Motored out of Mission Bay 8/18 @ 5am with my buddy Austin on his 22ft Pro Sports Walk-around, "Plattapuss". We've been doing pretty well the last few weeks offshore, but with the water temp change we decided to run back down south looking for better grade fish. The game plan was to hit Upper Hidden looking for kelps. Wind was up slightly but mild conditions on the way down. 425 was lifeless with no kelps so we continued south to Upper Hidden. Found several promising looking larger kelps on Upper Hidden with no takers or meter marks. 4 out of 5 paddies we found were dry. One paddy was holding some mixed grade Yellowtail that bit right away. We managed to pull a couple 5-10lb yellows on live bait & I got a better model on the surface iron. Bite went flat after pulling a few in but we still had scattered meter marks. Decided to move on...There was a Parker circling on the outside of us so we radio'd him in on the paddy and wished him luck. Headed south towards Hidden Bank but the weather started getting nasty. White caps and wind swell made for a bumpy ride uphill until conditions improved around the 425. Just short of the South Island, we saw 2 different Marlin up on the surface a couple miles apart. One was swimming tight circles around a floating chip bag 20ft off our port side but wouldn't even take a look at the trollers. Set the plotter for the Islands around noon to finish off the day with a little redemption fishing. Started working the South Island on our normal routine hunting yellows -- had smaller grade yellows blowing up on the baits off our stern with a few better models mixed in. Double hook up's and pretty steady action on live bait. Water temp was 71.8 degrees in the zone we fished around the weather side of South Island. Fed a nicer model to the dogs right at color. Caught & released a 6-8 yellows and a few larger model Bonito. Tails up, go slay em boys.