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Aside from cursory visits I'd been neglecting my favorite bayside beach. Each time I've been there I've seen fish, just haven't had the chance to put in a serious effort. This morning I got a makeup for a disapointing day on South Beach Saturday. Stopped before heading home (another cursory visit) and, with conditions just like 2 weeks ago (fog, fac, flood) started seeing fish. Typically I'd see them coming from behind me and none were the typical schoolie you see at this spot. Over a 2 hour I kept seeing fish and getting not so subtle hits. Finally nailed one in a couple of feet of water and he took of to the east like he was shot out of a cannon. Got to look at my backing. I didn't seem to do too good a job getting him/her under control. Ended up chasing it down the beach about 75 yards. Amazing how these fish run in shallow water. Anyhow, the fish was about 30 to 34 inches. I know most of you people may be a bit jaded, but I got to tell you, that fish was a real hoot. Right up there between a good sneeze and good sex. There was an amazing amount of bait (2 to 3" sandeels) in the water. Continuous plumes. And unlike the normal mix in size I didn't see any micros.