Headed out to Oceano Dunes SRVA on Saturday night with my adventure rack setup that I built for my Ram 1500. Got there a little early and decided to take a nap in the truck. *am rolls around, I check in and deflate my tires. Made entry onto the sand and crossed my fingers for an easy river crossing. I was in luck and it was only about 6" of water ripping into the ocean from the canal. I follow a guy through and all of a sudden he stalls out. Water got into his engine compartment and wet his distributor. Lucky for him, I pulled in front and hooked up a tow strap and saved his ass. After doing my good deed for the day, I carry on towards the end of the beach near the reserve area. Well, good deed number two found me and I pulled an F350/Toyhauler out from the sandy pit he dig himself into. Two good deeds equal a good fishing trip right? I walked the beach up and down a little bit to find the sand crab beds. I did manage to find them everywhere I went. Many beds scattered along the whole beach. The sand crabs were freakishly large! About the size of a golf ball. There were many nickle and quarter sized sand crabs holing eggs too. But I stuck with the artificial baits. I set up camp and walked down to the water with an 8lb setup, Carolina rig with camo sand-worms (9' BPS Johnny Morris med/light with Abu Garcia Revo S40 8lb IzorXXX) First cast first fish! It was wide open fort a good two hours until the tide went low. Most of the fish averaged about 8"-10" with the occasional 12"-13". Once the fishing slowed down, I changed over to the Lucky Craft (9'4" Californian Tri-Helix By Phenix with Abu Garcia Revo SX40 20lb Suffix 832 straight to the lure) This rod by the way is the best rod I've ever used for surf fishing hands down!! A few casts into it i hook up. One nice thing I've noticed about using LC is that you get less fish by weeding out the smaller ones. But don't get me wrong, those small ones get hooked too when they are aggressive. I fished well into the night as the full moon really helped a lot. The bite never stopped all day long. When I left Monday morning, I headed south to Guadalupe County Beach 18 miles away. Sand and weather conditions were the same. I caught a couple quality fish on the LC and left with intentions of fishing there next time i head up to Pismo. All in all it was a great solo trip. Took some fish home to mom and dad. Soon after we had fried BSP for dinner they asked when I was going back. Til the next trip!