Spent the night on board in our new South Beach digs.
Much different from Pier 39. Great dinner at Anchor and Hope on Minna Street. Crew rolled in at 7:30 AM and we were off to see the bait man. Stopped on the rockpile which had a small fleet of privates but drift was wonky so we continued to Angel where we picked up a hali in 30 ft of water.
Stuck there for an hour in grassy dirty water. Left for Paradise. Looks like lots of guys planning on escaping the wind there. After three soporific drifts we checked Red Rock for zip. Back towards Angel and stopped on the Raccoon Straits drift with the Morning Star. Bay was sloppy but I figured Bonita might be fishable.
Spent a couple of hours in the cove for another hali, 2 just legal lings and a handful of rockfish.
Had the pleasure of fishing with my son who turned 29 yrs old today.
4 party boats hanging in the cove. Back at the dock by 3:00.
and home to the 105 degree heat