In nature there are tales of struggle and survival, like the salmon making their way back to the rivers of their birth, and baby sea turtles crossing the sandy beach to the ocean while predators pick off the unlucky ones. This striper experienced that by dodging Gage's lures, only to be caught by Mr. Blong here on 6 pound test while he was fishing for smelt. It took him 15 minutes and a bit of luck to land this 19 pound fish in the surf.
The crabbing was just OK over the weekend in the bay, a little better outside. The halibut fishing was decent by Hog Island around the turn of the low tide. Surfperch fishing was also good. No salmon.