I played hooky from work yesterday to do some chores and go fishing. I needed to get paint to finish my summer honey-do project, paining the house. It turned out the ocean was flat so I decided to bring the kayak and try to catch some lingcod and rockfish around the near shore rocks. Driving by some marshes on the way I saw a surprising number of early arrival ducks. Normally don’t see much till October here. Got the paint and headed for the beach launch. Wasn’t as flat as I wanted but made it out and back no major mishaps (last time I go rolled in the surf coming in). Hard to believe here in overpopulated California one can go fish the ocean and not be able to see another boat or human even sitting only 300 yards from shore. Ended with 2 lingcod and a rockfish. Nice day near the end of a poor summer for fishing.