We started out in main Granite bay friday evening and limited in 3 hours even while being picky about size, slept in the boat in a cove nearby (kind of cramped in a 17 foot boat...) and went back and limited out again quickly.
We checked out little Granite bay (the southern bit) but it was dead, went back to the big bay and snatching 2-4 fish per hole, then moving on when that hole went dead.
The best spot was way back at the end of the bay deep into the long shallow bay going to a stream. The ebbing tide almost got us trapped back there and we barely when I noticed the tide was getting a little low. I scraped the bottom though, no holes that I can tell. Scraped it again recovering the boat using the gravel at the side of the (east?) ramp.
12 silvers ranging from 28 to 31 inches long, average weight was 15 pounds except for 1 fatty at 18 pounds. Caught almost exclusively on red and pink squid stingers about 3 of them on green (Sportsmans has them) we kept bending the hooks on them though - had to replace 3 with good matsuo hooks.
It was a perfect fishing day, warm, not a cloud in the sky, very slight breeze.
We noticed something though; we'd hit a hole, snatch 2-4 fish out of it - then the hole would go dead and they'd start ignoring our lures even if it went right by their noses - didnt matter what kind or color of lure.
We'd move on to the next hole and the same thing would happen, move on - same thing; 2-4 fish then nothing. Time of the day didnt seem to matter. We also found out that if we gave the hole a 3 hour rest, they'd start biting again.
So, I'm thinking the fish get used to the lures going by and start ignoring them, or they just get a little spooked from us flogging the water and quit biting.
So lessons learned; when I havent gotten a bite in 30 mins, move on. This may all seem pretty obvious to you guys, but I've only now just noticed the pattern and only because of a couple of comments on my other posts.
Something else I've noticed; pinks were completely ignoring the lures going by, do they not hit on lures in the salt much? I'm not complaining mind you , maybe because the lures are pretty large trebles...