Went out this last Sunday with my dad to put him on some easy fish. Captain Tiny and the Chubasco 2 had been putting up some nice numbers so felt good about it. I wanted to try out a new boat since I normally go all the way down to San Diego usually for the Premier. This would be nice since it's 10 minutes away just up in Oceanside and rockfish are rockfish. Got there a little early at 5:30 but good thing since the small tunnel for parking was blocked. Had to drive out of the harbor and in the back side of the parking lot. No big deal. Free easy parking. Check in was easy and low key. Once we boarded I posted up in the galley and had some coffee with my dad while the others showed up. When we were underway I chatted up the deckhand Caiden to see what the plan was. Good guy. We were going to motor out to Box Canyon. They had been getting some good sculpin too so a mixed bag was the hope. I like this setup. Instead of having to hose your fish off it keeps them chilled. Passed the bait trawler offloading for the day. Killer we have that all the way up here too. Rigged up as we got out of the harbor. Took about 30-40 minutes to get to the first spot. I dropped my old Penn 309 with 30# rigged with a cheapo 1oz bucktail and a 1.5oz soft taco octopus from Charkbait. Tipped both with Fishbites squid strips. Tiny laughed and said I should put some squid on. Well we pretty quickly got on to some sculpin. Several people started pulling up shorts for next year. I landed 3 real nice ones and my dad got one as well (209 with 25# and the same Fishbites). Nacho came out of the galley and helped pull the sculpins off for everyone. It was a slower pick so Tiny had us pull it in after a little while. He conceded maybe the Fishbites did work afterall since most everyone else were pulling shorts. I'm convinced if I had 15 more minutes I would have limited my sculpin bite ha. Oh well, on to the next spot. We motored for another 15-20 and he put us on another rock pile. There, rockfish started coming over the rail. Mostly some smaller ones, a few decents and some nuggets. I continued to drop bigger jigs since I wanted to weed out the nuggets. We hit that spot for a while and I pulled up a sandab. We moved after a bit and tried another rock. Same deal there. Pulled anchor and headed back in. All in all a pretty good day. Not limits for everyone but I think everyone got fish. It was nice putting my dad on a good bag since the last time we went out he threw a big zero. I brought in 3 legal sculpin and a sandab He got 1 sculpin, 10 rockfish, and a sandab Fish were hitting everything but bigger jigs kept out the small fare. I could have filled a limit of rockfish if I pinned smaller hooks but no sense in killing more than I can eat for a while. My dad got enough for both of us. You REALLY needed 8-14 ounces of lead fishing 2-300ft. Takes a full minute to even hit bottom. Nacho and Caiden making short work of the fish. Just had him gut and gill the nuggets. Didn't crush the numbers but I had a great time and a bunch of taco fare. Low key boat with a chill crew. Thanks Cpt Tiny, Caiden and Nacho. Super close to boot. I'd recommend it. I'm curious to see how they do when the mossbacks roll in or if I'll still need to go down to San Diego. Tight lines.