Started the day picking up my cousin and heading to Davey's Locker to board the Freelance for their 3/4 day trip to Catalina. We lucked out because Capt. Devoe was at the helm, with almost as many crew members as there was fisherman. Left the dock at 7:15am, with 21 fisherman on board. It was a nice ride to the island, crazy swell with mixed in winds really rocked us around. It was about a 2 hour and some change boat ride to the island and let me tell you when we got to the the island it was NICE! Sun was nice and bright, water was clean and blue, but the water temp was cold . Well Capt. Devoe took us to his rockfish spot and first drop I pulled a double hook-up, as was everyone else on the boat. Many assorted fish where pulled 4 Sheephead - 9 Sculpin - 97 Rockfish - 3 Whitefish - 1 Blue perch - 31 Red snapper. I was rigged up with a dropper loop, double hook and 8 oz weight. So now that I reeled up two keepers first drop I knew this was going to be a decent trip. I baited my hooks with frozen squid and dropped again and this time it felt different, I felt something nudge, nudge, nudge, then BAM! All of a sudden 300 feet felt like 3,000 feet, It felt like I was reeling forever, Capt. Devoe looks over and starts running for the gaff and up comes my personal record and Jackpot of the day, Mr. sheepshead . He measured right under 22" didn't weight it but he was meaty. I know its not a WSB or a Yellow but it felt good going to Catalina knowing that fishing was not too great and to be able to pull this nice speciman of a fish made my trip. Next spot we fly lined nicely cured sardines for 2- Bonita, 5-Calicos, we had some newbies on board so that explains these numbers, and seals galore didn't help. Gotta give a lot of credit to the Captain and the crew they did a great job with everyone, if your looking for a nice trip to Catalina this is the boat you want to be on. Left the jackpot money on the boat, Thanks guys!