Worked the backside rip just off the point. Usually where I like to fish on an incoming tide. The key was big flies. Well big flies for us are 2s and 4s but there were others throwing candlefish patterns that were having no luck at all. You needed to have something to imitate the herring on that day.
I am an acquaintance of Leland and have had the pleasure of fishing with him a couple times. You can't really fish with him for longer than an hour or so without falling in love with his popper pattern. When conditions are right it is the most fun I have ever had with a fly rod. Also they work wonders on sea-run cuttthroat off the beach in late winter though summer.