Canal 5/14-5/15 Update
I've been jonesing bad for some striper action so once I finished my chores on Saturday I loaded up my daughter and my nephew and hit the canal for an all nighter. Started off at our favorite spot and worked it through the PM high well into slack, skunked. made a coffee run and moved to our secondary spot, worked it until an hour before sunrise. Managed to catch 3 starfish, 1 crab, and a really good sized squid. We could see tons of tinker macks (no mack rigs with us) and several pods of squid.
Had one hook up around sunrise but was not able to seal the deal. Think whatever was on the other end drug me around something as 3" of 65# braid was abraided and my 14' of leader was missing. I also managed to cast off my Sebile Magic Swimmer later in the morning during the AM high.
We still had fun even though it was a rocky start to my season.