I hadn't checked out my favorite beach yet so on being released by my wife I headed down for a look. High noon, bright sun and loads of people on the beach and weed/mung in the water - not too promiseing. Waded to the east, looking to get away from the weed and people. Massive plumes of bait were all over the place. A hook lanced sand lance revealed 2 to 3 inch sandeels. Didn't make my way very far before seeing fish. Saw them long after they had, apparently, seen me. Proceeded to get all tingly and wobbly kneed, mannaged to wrap my tippet around my pole and mysteriously the line in my stripping basket turned into a knotted rats nest.
The sightings continued for a couple of hours, just as I dream about. Just couldn't see them soon enoegh and pull the trigger. Finally did get a solid take while making my way back to the parking lot and blind casting.
This is the type of thing I first saw 2 years ago that hooked me hard on this stuff, stripers all over the place in less than a couple of feet of water. But I still have yet to cast to and catch a sighted fish.