Been bored out of my mind! All boat maitence is done, all rods fixed, refreshed all my tackle. Im ready for the bottom fish opener! I have been fishing surf perch all winter long, both in the surf and off Damon Point. Very easy fishing, jusy two hooks above a 3oz sinker. Razor clams for bait. I like to put some salt on the to firm them up. Cast out and wait. I have not lost any gear and have been using the same rig all winter long. Had decent weather yesterday and hit Damon point, walked out about 1/2 mile maybe a little less. Perch bitting good on the top of the tide. Got 7 or 8 in an hour. Threw some small ones back, kept a few too. Dont even need to cast out far, sometimes I get them right in tbe trough at my feet. Once tide started running out hard, bite shut down, then only crabs. Not giants or as good as eating as bottom fish, but its easy and fun.