Tried the Horseshoe today, 7/19, with all the talk about barracuda. We found about 10 boats at the "Green buoy" including 4 sportboats. Nice weather, light breeze, 67 degree water (cold?), good visibility. Action seemed to be spotty so trolled around and got 5 on a metal jig. It seemed green had to be on the jig to work. This took until about 9am, that's when the sporties all bailed. Looked like they headed to the 150. I switched gears to bass (plastics) and put about a dozen on the boat working the Horseshoe area. Water got warmer (up to 70) and dirtier. Picked up one rock fish and some bass. Calicos were very spread out, and mostly shorts. Got one to 17 inches. No sand bass until early afternoon, then drifted over a spot that was loaded with them! Got couple doubles and multiple rods went off in a short stetch. The sportboats returned to the green buoy about 11:30, that's when the wind began picking up. By 12:15 it was blowing pretty good, like 12+. Headed in by 12:30. Bassin' seemed tougher today. Anyway, beats working! Tight lines!