Frustrating morning at first. Took long rides to spots that didn't show any life in the air or on the screen then took a LONG, HARD ride like a salmon trying to go upriver. When I got there there were some birds and some boats but nothing that kept me interested.
So I turned towards home.......
As I made my way home I checked on few spots, a bird here, a bird there. Nothing on the screen. Then, way off, without boat in sight, a plethora of birds was over boiling and splashing bass.......
It was that good.
I had the drift, maybe 1-1/2 to 2 miles all to myself, for just about three hours. I spent my time setting up, casting, hooking, releasing, and taking lots of pictures. I got so into taking pictures that I stepped on my H2 11 wt, my favorite big water beach and boat rod, and snapped it. Yes, I am an idiot, again.
I had birds up, bait up, bass up, screen lit up. Landed probably 25-30 fish that ranged in size from 20" to just under keeper size, with most being just fat and fun and feisty 24" schoolies. If I didn't have to get the girls from school I'd probably still be there. I had went looking for bigger fish early on but didn't find them, they are there I see the daily reports. But this a great fly-rod kinda day, and fish after fish made it that much more fun.
And if you ever renewed your Captain's license you know what a pain and stressor it can be...just got mine in the mail, good for 5 more years.