The only trip H&M shows for rock cod that day is a deep water trip in Mexico. Southern Cal is closed until March 1st.
Dustin, I hope I didn't put you in overload with my earlier reply. Baja rock codding is just like bottom fishing off San Diego, only deeper and the fish are bigger - reds and lings! Like Keith said, you could just walk on the boat because they always expect to get some novices.
Big weights get your hook down faster so there's less drift and you don't have to wait forever to hit bottom.