Headed down to the beach in carlsbad to cure my post chargers loss depression. Conditions were good clear skies light wind. The previous swell made for a decently steep beach, with some exposed rocks and holes all over the place. Crystal clear water. Surf perch bite was on if that was up your alley. Caught a few on the C-rig half crack worm. Not a bad start but hoping for something a little bigger to pull on. Picked up the Lexa 300 and tied on a Bomber 16aj in a trout pattern. 5 or 6 casts in and BAM. Definitely the right kind. Smashed it in the shallows. A couple cranks and a well timed shorebreak wave and he was on the sand. Looked legal, didnt have a tape measure to confirm but i wasnt planning on keeping any fish anyway. Snapped this (mediocre) photo, let some kids on the beach have a look, and then he was back in the water to fight another day.