I heard the same, and before the slides were a big factor I think I heard folks mention a fair number of nates heading up the SF.
Not to change the subject but has anyone tried Point-no-point from shore using flies? Blackmouth are pretty solid there this time of year. Sand eel patterns fished deep would do it I'll bet. The depth at the lighthouse drops from zero to 40 to 100 feet in a good double haul. Clousers and full sink lines, countdown and do the herky jerky strip without moving it forward much each time to let it dance in the current (and there IS current). There used to be boat rental there years ago and many of the big blackmouth come from a very fishable depth.