Been itching to get back out there for several weeks, but just kept putting it off. Conditions were not very good, and almost just turned around when I got down to the water. Two swells and an onshore wind of 5-10mph made it very uninviting. Add to that a pretty low tide that made the launch all rocks and shallow reef. I decided that I would paddle out and see if the wind would die down. If not, I figured that I could fish above the kelp, which would reduce the effect of the slop some. Made some nice summertime bait in 9 - 11" Mackerel out around the kelp. Got out to the edge of the kelp and decided to go a bit further (about a mile) for one drift. If conditions did not change during the drift, there was always plan B still. Drop down my first 10" Greenie and send the downrigger camera down to keep an eye on it. Within 2 minutes of the camera hitting the bottom, a Hali was on my bait. Unfortunately, the visibility was poor and the video was not usable for YouTube. Fish was probably a 30+ incher, and was released. About an hour later, and on the same drift, I got picked up on a 10.5" Greenie. Big headshakes and lots of dead weight confirmed that my bait had hit the target. Ended up being 31lbs 6 oz and 41.5". Landed her, cleaned up and headed for the beach. Here is the video, including a sample of the conditions outside the kelp bed at the beginning.