Buckner said, "The [big] fish are schooled up tight and heading south. Bait is plentiful and any time you find the bait, the trolled lines fill up with rockfish."
"The plan was to go live-lining at the Gas Docks, but we came across breaking rockfish with lots of birds about a mile east of Drum Point," he said. "We moved into the breaking fish, cut the engine and started casting jigs, poppers with trailing bucktails, and other surface lures. Everything worked. We had our limit of two fish per person and one each for the mate and the captain by 7 a.m."