Weak offshore flow in San Diego means that it will be nice and warm. In the winter, it means it will be fabulous weather.
For the fist time in a while, the weather cooperated with the weekend schedule. The rain has been good for us, but it is something that I haven’t missed too much since moving to Southern California. The cold fronts with rain have been coming through enough to satiate my rain need and get me ready for some warmth.
It was still brisk when I put the boat in the water about 6:45, but it was easy to tell that it was going to be a warm day. A light offshore breeze and clear skies.
It turned out to be another day at the lake. There was a small swell, but we hardly noticed it. The water was still cold, 56-58, but there was a lot of life. Plenty of bait fish in the water, whales and porpoise. The gray whales came pretty close which was cool to see (and hear).
We made drifts through the kelp and fished artificials as usual. It wasn’t a great day, but we got 3 calicos, 2 rockfish and a couple of mackerel. We let everything go. The sun felt warm and it was a great escape from the work world.