So I saw a weather window and look forward to possibly yellowtail fishing on the backside of Catalina. After completing installation of a new autopilot headed midday to the backside to overnight at Cat Harbor. No squid for sale in Avalon. Tried to make squid in the evening on the backside. Metered some stuff but no luck. After a very calm overnight at Cat Harbor went out and looked and trolled for any game fish. Nothing really. Tried several of our go to bottom fishing spots with zero luck. About noon in the vicinity of the Ben Weston area. I was looking at the chart noticing that San Clemente Island was a mere 20 miles away. Checked with my crew (girlfriend and dog) and they both agreed to go for it. Easy Crossing and after getting across work the leeward side for a couple hours. Water was a little warmer and not quite as green more of a turquoise. Still no luck. Got to the bottom of the island and was thinking about desperation Reef. Unfortunately I did not have it marked. As amazing as was had 4G Verizon coverage at the south end of San Clemente Island. Googled it up there it was about 5 miles outside of pyramid Cove. Had two small packs of Frozen squid and had great fun using them. Small tackle with braid line makes it a lot more fun than it used to be. Plan was to overnight in pyramid Cove and then head out in the a.m.. I checked the schedule and the Anchorage opened officially at 8 p.m. I thought they won't care if I snuck in a little early. Wrong. I was politely but very deliberately notified that I was in they live ammunition firing area They suggested that I could try to Anchor up east of the Cove but I took a good look at the area didn't feel comfortable about the Anchorage. 7pm I was hoping to get a good hour run in daylight towards Avalon and maybe have an hour, hour-and-a-half night running to get to Avalon. First mileage who was great and then Victory at Sea. 20 knots of wind severe wind waves commers everywhere. This was all in quarter seas in a 21 foot skiff. The autopilot helped a lot made Avalon by 11 soaking wet on a mooring and ready to go to sleep by 11:30. Wednesday morning sun's out weather's beautiful and a leisurely breakfast at Jacks in Avalon. Back in Newport and on the trailer by 12.