I'm making my first trip ever to Lopez Island this weekend. I'll be staying on the south end of the island and would like to bring my 9' pontoon and try for rockfish off the kelp...less than 100 feet from shore...is this suicide or can it be done? Some photos I've seen of the area show the water to be fairly calm on the south end of the Island in the coves, good kayaking water, I know the straights between the islands can be wicked. I've been asking for help everywhere, some say I'll be fine, some say I'm an idiot...I want to be a fine idiot who played 3 dozen black rockfish on a sunny weekend. Any advice, help or warnings will be greatly appreciated.