10-19 to 10-21: Canal/Outer Beach
Pretty decent weekend, although no fish of bragging size.
The best time of all was late Friday night/early Sat AM at the Canal on the high west tide between Sag and east end. Acres of fish in the rip and every drift produced a fish for about 3 hours straight. Most were high schoolie range although I managed 5 legals to 32 inches. Eels might have pulled out a few larger. Lots of birds working the east end basin at daybreak and lots of bait (looked like 5 inch herring, possibly bunker). Early Sunday AM was nearly as good although the fish were smaller and there were a lot more people around.
Tried the Outer Beach Sat night and couldn't rustle up any bigs on eels, but the schoolies were hitting needlefish with abandon. Lost a larger fish that tore one of the hooks clear off.