Went out with Capt. Joe LeClair yesterday for a rare (at least for me so far this season) day of fishing. We left the ramp at Marion and headed south, followed by a strong NW that made the trip a little damp. Things got much more enjoyable on the lee side of the Elizabeths, and we started to see fish pretty quickly.
Largest fish of the day for me was just shy of 19 lbs, which hammered a 4” squid fly fished deep on LC-13. Joe picked up one that was almost its twin on a 7" herring imitation, also fairly deep. The fishes' choice of flies was pretty interesting, since the only visible bait all day were a few schools of juvenile sand eels, maybe 3" or so.
All in all, it was a great day- both the weather and the fish cooperated (saw loads of fish cruising around cruising for something to munch on), allowing me lose that clenched-teeth feeling I've had for the past couple of weeks while trapped at a desk and reading all of your Chatham posts