Went out on a last-minute trip when I realized I could take the day off work today. Since my last two bass trips to the Horseshoe went so well, thought I’d try my luck again this week before my first rockfish trip next weekend. Morning was a CHILLY 45 degrees at 6am, and the water was also super cold at 54.7 degrees in the morning (warmed up to 56 degrees at the most). With the cold water, wasn’t expecting much, but ended up doing really well. There was a bit of a lull first thing in the morning, but at maybe 8:30 it was like the floodgates opened and it was non-stop action. As in the past, drifting around worked the best, as the fish were really scattered. My past two trips I did really well very near the breakwall, but this trip, the biting fish were a bit further out. Had two rods in the water, and nearly all the time I got a fish on one, the other one got bit as well. It really didn’t seem to matter what color or shape I was using (all plastic swimbaits), if it had a fishy profile, it was getting bit. Kman, super flukes, BH, tubes, etc… all worked about equally well. Wind was somewhat aligned with the current in the morning, which made things easier. Ended up with 49 fish total, mix of calicos and sand bass. Probably 1/3 were easily legal (all released), 1/3 were +- 1” of legal, and 1/3 were super dinks (mostly on the tube bait). Bite completely shut down at 11ish. Tried for an hour to get one more, to round out an even 50, but it just wasn't happening. As recently as 2 years ago I was a 100% freshwater bass guy, and I used to take the winter months off because it was so slow and not really fun. I should have been fishing the ocean instead! But not sure if this year is typical or not.