Went out of Whittier yesterday. Weather was GREAT, flat water, a little cloudy in the morning but it burned off to beautiful sunshine. Only managed to land a few rockfish around Esther Bay hatchery. Threw two shrimp pots out by the rocks near Esther island....nothing. Talked to a couple on the dock back at Whittier, they got a 212# halibut but were in 700' of water. Heard of another guy said he had been getting a few 'buts in around 1000'! Too deep for me! Anyway, fishing should pick up quickly. Going out for hooligan tomorrow afternoon.