Ran out of the South River yesterday late afternoon, towards Green #1, and immediately ran into piles and piles of bait. You could have walked across the water in some spots there was so much bait. Deployed 4 rod spread of Drone Spoons and #1 and #2 planers. Worked outside of the buoy, catching a few small blues and small rock, and started working south to a few personal hot spots I have marked. Within striking distance of those spots, we got into a school of 18-19.5 inch Rockfish. Fun to catch, but frustrating catching a dozen Rock that were a half inch short. We kept at it and managed a 21 and 22 incher, a ton of nice blues as well. The fish are there, you just have to be patient and pick through the shorties. Would have been a banner late summer evening if we still had the old regulations!