Yesterday a friend and I rented a jon boat and trolled and fished the inlet from Huntington beach inlet almost to alantic ave. Not even a bite. Used live shrimp, minnows, salted shrimp, gulp, and verious lures... Bottom and top fished. Not even one bite. Not a nipple. It was one of the few times in my life I have not caught anything...On the other hand it was a beautiful January day in the land of the palm trees. Happy new year and keep fishing.