My 16 year son Jarred and I went hoop netting last night for the first time this season. We hooped in 35 to 40 feet of water with salmon heads and mackerel. Threw back 12 shorts and kept 1 legal. Also took home 3 rock crab. We fished with rod and reel in between sets and caught a mix of 30 short and legal calico and sand bass using chartreuse colored Berkley Gulp 4" swimming minnows on a leadhead. We threw back all fish except for two sand bass for tacos. As always, the sea lions were out in force and were a nuisance. The fog rolled in very thick and we heard a couple vessels call the Coast Guard on the radio because they were lost in the harbor and couldn't see. We decided to head back from Long Beach harbor to Sunset Aquatic marina around 2330 hours in our 18ft Searay. We don't have radar on our small boat so my son and I navigated through the fog with our cheap but trusty portable Magellan SporTrak Pro GPS, along with the depth sounder on our also cheap but trusty Hummingbird fish finder that kept us from running aground somewhere. We hobbled the entire way at walking speed with the help of my son as being secondary eyes and ears. I figured if I was able to do this in the high seas in my previous 11 year career in the U.S. Coast Guard with the rest of my crew, Long beach harbor for me and my son would be no problem. It took us 3 hours to reach the dock in Huntington Harbor and we made it there at 0230 hours. We'll be having a nice seafood dinner tonight! Thanks for reading, good luck out there, and stay safe!!