Got out there again, with my Dad. Took our pontoons and rowed around for several hours this morning. Right there in the mission bay was productive. We decided to explore and went around the shore to what I've always heard called Sunburn Beach. Caught a couple more fish there and then down the shoreline some more. We mainly focused on submerged rocks because that just happened to be where we'd get all our hits. We could see schools of minnows in the 1-2 feet depth and I've always been told, find the baitfish, find the big fish. Or something like that. Once I caught a 3 pounder out of there that ended up going into the smoker, but before hand it's stomach contents contained around a dozen of those little guys. We brought around a dozen fish between us to the net. I must have lost 8 or so. I had those 1-2 second hookups that just don't hang on. Maybe my hook is getting dull. I also must of had 20-30 bites. It was absolutely absurd. I usually don't get that bad of a hookup to bite ratio. The fish were just real timid this time out. Of the 5 I caught, only one came in easy. The others continued to fight like I hadn't seen before. Not quite like some of the rainbows I see in selective lakes around the area, but they definitely weren't the log they usually are. The fish ranged from 7" up to 20". My biggest was 17" today. Although I did have a couple hookups that I think might have beat that. Were only on for a second, but one hammered my line and ran with it. By the time I got my hand on the pole it was off. Another one hammered my line, rod tip up, fish gone. Another hookup later... I got one close to the shore so it couldn't run away and instead just went screaming through the water along the shore, lost it. These were some of the 8 or so that I had hookups with for only seconds before they were off. Little frustrating but still a great day over all. I took a few pictures but left my camera at the parents. I'll get some pictures up here later if I remember. I took pictures of the insects on the water. I'm still very much a novice and I'm not sure what they are but hopefully the pictures turn out and I can get some help on it. When we first arrived fish were feeding off the surface all around us while we were unloading. We thought this'll be great! haha. An hour later there were thousands of these flies on the surface and nearly zero fish eating them!!! Why?! All tiny flies, I guess if you tried to match them it'd be about a #16 or #18. At one point a fish was rising near me so I quickly put on some floating line and a fly that seemed similar to the ones on the surface, no takers. I felt like I was throwing 1 fly into the middle of 100 others and hoping a fish would choose it. Didn't seem like the way to go about it. So I went back to sinking line and worked the rocks. Worked very well. Wind was calm enough and my casting is getting better. Was able to toss it out there and vary how I stripped the line in. Seemed like every spot you'd think there'd be a fish, there was! But just that one. You'd get your chance with a bite or a couple second hookup, or rarely get the fish to the net, and that was your chance at that hole. New spot, new fish. I really hope this keeps up for the coming month. I'm looking forward to keep going back out there. I still am really wanting to feel some weight on my rod and with these fish showing me an above average fight, it would be amazing to get that chance. Tight lines!