Got out in the dark and and went right to work with a large popper in the dark. Hooked up on the second cast. Other anglers along this stretch had short bass to 25" at the same time. Things shut down as first light showed. Some small bait around with snappers on them. Found some fly fisherman working the rocks and it made for some nice images. One said he's been on albies with the fly rod from his boat off the Shark river Inlet.
It's been a more extreme hit and miss fishery lately. Everyone is just waiting, things are starting to line up. Water is continuing to drop slowly at 65 degrees. We need that sun to go away and some weather to come in, unless flat and a high sun brings the albies close.