|Leif Petersen photo|
Got there about 430 which was just before dead low tide. Got one in the dark on the bottom fly behind a popper just as the heavens opened up. I had a light wind breaker on and was soaked down to my underwear. I made the trip upstream to get my rain coat and headed back down. Amazing how
hard it rained and how much runoff there was. When I got back down it was lighter out and I grabbed another little guy again on the smaller fly. These fish, while small, are hungry and their belly's are full
of something and I am thinking they are mole or some other type of crabs. I usually don't like the incoming water but today didn't mind was much. It was dark, then light, raining, and then not. Leif and I fished together and after pounding a spot for a while without a touch we moved south. It
was interesting to see the heavy machinery just off the beach again and I was having flashbacks to beach replenishment. But, what I figure is, they are dredging the outflows they constructed which have probably shoaled up. Leif went to work with a crab fly and got a nice bass near the rocks.
I went with the AMC- Archer Mole Crab- and scored two fluke, one 17-3/4 and 17-1/2 inches. I had my cooler with me and ice packs and was really looking forward to catching some keeper fluke. But I remembered the saying, "Integrity is measured by what you do when no one else is around". So, of course they are still swimming as I wouldn't take a short, and illegal, fish.