In my neck of the woods it's excellent for numbers. They are post spawn and aggressive. Finding size takes some doing though. I did come up on a random Koi and I'll be damn if it didn't eat. I don't get to many shots at em so I was stoked. I did stick a nice hard pulling 15lb fish late in the day and it was an excellent way to close it out. Traversing through Silicon Valley wasn't nearly as fun..