A few months ago my buddy Joel sold his old Zodiac and upgraded to a wider and longer version. As with the old boat, he gave a key and gave me access to it to use anytime I wished. The fishing has been somewhat slow so I hadn't taken the boat out for a while until Thursday. Joel has been telling the kelp forest has been producing bass in large numbers so I called my buddy Jacob to see if he wanted to head out and give it a try. I've taken him out a few time and on each occasion its been rather poor. Of course this has been partially because of cold water and the lack of a good moving tide. Now that water has warmed and the tide moving rather well this day I figured it would be a good day as any to give it a go.
I debated on whether to stay and fish the breakwall or head out to the kelp forest. I would decide once I made it out of the bay and check how many fishermen were actually at the wall. If there were many I might have stayed there but since only one kayaker was there I figured it was probably slow. So I headed south to PV. On my third cast I got hit. It felt heavy but I was unsure it it was just the kelp but once it began fighting I knew I was on. I saw a elongated silvery fish. I thought it could be a white seabass or a bonito. After pulling him through the kelp I realized it was a WSB. It would be my only fish of the day. Jacob would land two calicos, one of which was a decent fish. After about 3 hours of fishing we'd head on in for lunch before calling it a day.