Looked at the tides and figured 3 a.m. could be good. It's definitely fall out there in the dark. Crisp, cool air temps and dropping water temps. Fished hard for hours jumping around to several spots before settling in on a spot that held some fish.
Just before first light had a few hit the Snake Fly but not on the sand eel dropper. As night turned to day I saw a bunch of swirls as the flat water got lit up by the sunrise. The west wind has the surf laid down nicely to scan the horizon for bait, birds, and bass. Had to leave them swirling in order to get the home to get the kids off to school.