In January, I set a goal for myself. I would catch a fish each calendar month of 2013. So far I had caught my January-September fish. however, having just bought a house and switched to working 10 hour days, I found myself fishless at the tail end of October. My friend convinced me to put my driftboat into the ocean in a small protected bay in Trinidad, CA. I was extremely nervous about this, but he convinced me that it would be okay. I really wasn't rigged up to fish the salt, but I dug out a barely used sinktip line for my 5WT and called it good. We rowed out and I was starting to feel a little better about having the driftboat out on the ocean, which earlier I had regarded as a suicide mission. We did some laps around some big rocks with nothing much to show for it. We rowed out to a rock called "Little Camel Rock" and almost immediately I had a fish on. HOLY SHIT! My rod doubled over and some serious line starting running out. I got control of the fish and got it to the boat. BLACK ROCKFISH It was my first fish from the ocean on a fly, and my October fish of the month! My friend picked up 3 rockfish and I landed another one to close out the day. He also hooked into what must have been a big ling cod that broke him off. In summary, holy shit! That was fun!