Decided to head North solo yesterday. 105+ Miles and 11-1/2 hours on the water. From Chula Vista to the middle of the 30 mile bank. I saw some temp breaks that looked promising but ended up only catching a small Bonito and a couple Sandbass. Bait from EBros has been great. Trolled, Surface Iron, dropped, flylined. Clean FLAT water, a whale, 63.7 degrees and lots of breaking fish at 182 and North. Many paddies loaded with bait but no takers. Fish were down deep 750-1000’ and I don’t have capacity to chum them up. Sunset was gorgeous to cap the day. The view of the Pilika coming in around Point Loma just after sunset was surreal. I wish I had had a real camera for that shot but this will have to do. The water was purple and gold! Incredible. I did manage to get (15) Balloons yesterday so I’m winning at my own competition and will have no shame in taking the swag bag from Bloodydecks. Don’t forget to get those Ballons guys! If someone does manage to outshine my count (20 so far) before the end of November there is a swag bag from BD and a WetWillyBiz knifeholder waiting for you. We will be running this Balloon Round Up again in December so at least start practicing!