November 2, 2007: Showed up to Newport Pier around 5:00 pm. Caught 29 mackeral and 3 scorpion fish. The game was on. I was out there two weeks before and ended up with two baby fish. With the Santa Ana winds the surf was about 6-8 feet. There were no fish around the pier for most of the day. I took my son out and he was disappointed and bored. He couldn't believe that I caught that many fish from the same place two weeks later. Just goes to show you timing is everything. I stayed until about 10:30 PM. Was hoping for a bat ray or a shark. That is when I caught the scorpion fish. I caught so many of the mackerals I changed my hook size and bait set-up. I did see another guy pull out a small ray about the size of a dinner plate. Then I saw a guy pull out a spider crab. That was the first time I have ever seen a wild one. It was pretty cool. They move just like a spider and they are fast. I just hope that I can get my son out there again when the biting is good.