Laid plans.... I had hopes of fishing an overnight boat to the Channel Islands this Monday but they only scheduled trip I could find couldn't get enough reservations ti make the trip. They require 15 and only had 7 even with my 2 spots, so they called me Saturday afternoon and canceled the trip. I asked about a full day trip and was told the cobra would be going out in the morning. Well, I've had that experiance once before and told them there was no way I would ever go out on the cobra again. That has to be the most uncomfortable boat on the west coast. I called across the Harbor to Capt. Hooks and signed up for the Aloha Spirit's all day trip leaving at 5AM. Out of bed at 3:00AM, a cup of coffee and a cup to go, hit the road at 3:39 for the drive to Oxnard and got there at the landing at 4:35. Man I hate early departures but at least there was no traffic to contend with.The boat left the dock at 5:15 and we were on the way. Shortly out of the harbor the cook fired uo the grill and I had a Bacon and eggs sandwich on sour dough toast. Better than most boats. As the sky changed to daylight we stopped on a deep water spot a couple of miles off Anacapa Island and found a few willing bottom grabbers, no big one but fair sized fish. Turns out this was the best stop of the day. While we hit many stops with mixed results it was slow over all with smaller fish to be had. After fishing deep all day around the out side of Anacapa, the boat was moved in close to fish for shallow whitefish. I flylined a live squid for a while in the shallows to see if a Yellowtail might find it interesting but all I got was a Blue bass (blue rockfish). By then it was time to head in and I was more than ready. Clear skys for the day made it pleasant with a light breeze in the lee of Anacapa kept the boat cool with out too much movement. The trip in was had a little rock due to the wind waves blowing across the normal wave pattern but wasn't bad. Only took a couple of photos, the Anacapa lighthouse, the small arch between the Islands and my fish when they were being cleaned.