Interesting morning. Arrived just prior to 3am. Tide was still screaming.
Pretty much any plastic on a 4-5oz head thrown as far as possible would get a hit, a bump or a hook up every second or third cast. The operative word here was "as far as possible".
The bass were where they normally were, beyong the drop-off, in the channel proper. However, the trick here was then trying to reel the plastic bait back through the seemingly endless schools of 3-6 pound blues that were stacked 50' off the rocks.
Those blues were insane this morning.
They would turn my newly rigged large plastics into worthless cigars on ever cast.
So, I turned to a heavy black jig with a very large pork rind. I went through 2 jars of those 7" "porker" pork rinds. The blues were biting these leathery strips in half as easily as plastic. I went through 6 strips in about 10 casts.
The bass a landed were decent fish, 30-34" (released all).
Too bad the blues crashed the party. Without them, it would have been a good morning.