Saturday evening I took my old man out to the beach to scout a spot out for a surf fishing charter with some old friends the next day I had. Found a good pocket of deeper water with a good bar on either side and a runout in the middle. Fished the last of the outgoing/first of the incoming tide until sunset. The bite wasn't crazy by any means, but it was steady. We ended up with 10 whiting ( 5 keepers 1 being 15''), 2 pompano (1 keeper), 5 bluefish (10''-20''), 1 just short trout, 1 short flounder, and a good sized bonnethead. Needless to say I found a good spot for the next morning.
Sunday morning I got set up on the beach at first light, and had all the rods set up. One whiting before sunrise, and that was it. From sunrise till an hour after is when we had all our bites. 3 keeper pompano (lost a fourth when it jumped like a bass and spit the hook), 5 whiting (two keepers), and a hand full of bluefish after that hour of action. It seemed as the tide got higher the water became dirtier (cloudy), and the bite just about completely turned off. We decided to call it a day around 10 am which worked out as the South wind really started to pick up.
Overall a good start to the spring surf run. No fleas or big shark bites as the water still a bit cool is my guess. No drum either. Tight lines everyone.
I just NEVER seem to catch more than one or two........and usually nothing!