Before I begin . . . no, this isn't a porno flick, but there is a happy ending. Picked up a half scoop of deans from the barge and headed out looking for some halibut. It's been a while since I've been able to get out - I donated a kidney to a friend and had to take it easy. But my freezer was running low on halibut and the wife was starting to sweat it out as the last vacuum packs were dwindling in the freezer. Started fishing right after the high tide and the water was 60 degrees. I wouldn't call it green or brown but definitely not clear. Not the best of drifts - under .5 mph - but it felt really good to spend time on the water. The toughest part of the conditions was the continually changing drift direction, which made it tough to create a consistent drift pattern. Within the first 5 minutes I noticed that one of my poles looked like it had a little bend on it. Pick up and felt the weight. Fed him some line and set the hook on a nice, fat 38" butt. In between the 638,000 lizard fish I caught I also landed a respectable 26" butt. Also hooked into the largest calico bass that I've ever seen - released - along with what must have been near a state record for a lizard fish. The fish were caught between 180 and 200 feet of water.