Pretty much the sum of the day:
I hooked 3 lings and a nice sized rockfish. 1st Ling came unbuttoned after a short battle, second chewed thru the 40lb Maxima leader, it was brand new btw…. 3rd was a small throwback. Rob picked up two with his purple pattern and his dad picked up two rock fish, no lings.
We met the fish creek checker and only one other boat had a fish to show. Otherwise it was pretty slow. At least I had a strike and played a few of them which is often the highlight of Ling fishing on the fly.
Ron invited me out on his Bayliner which was very fast and comfortable on the water as it cuts threw the chop very nicely. However with its higher profile and stance it’s not as ideal to get close to rocks. I tried Orange and Olive while Rob used Purple and his father black.
Even though I didn’t land a keeper fish it was nice to get out and enjoy a day targeting Lings on the fly