This won't be long. Pete ,Adrian andMyself left CAC at 5 AM. We went to the point and began our casting. The tide was perfect middle to late outgoing.. Nothing. We moved along the ocean side of South Beach... Both Adrian and Pete hocked up with mid twenties fish. As the tide lowered and it approached low tide... Adrian headed out to catch the riprider and Pete and I stayed... we began exploring the outer edges of the outer sand bars... Wallace came with us and we found some nice holes way out there so we fished the open surf. In a perfect text book location Pete hooked a 30 incher if it was that short. I positioned myself about 30 yards shoreward from about 15 seals. The conditions were perfect and it was real low tide but the depth where we were remained me of Big girl. Did not catch anything but that place looks good and we left at 9. On the way back Pete and found a large sand eel and examined it for tying purposes. HMMMM... Freshly dead and it ha a Very dark green top ,almost black and a thick silver line and a little white for the belly. Didn't look like anything I tye... will experiment with new patterns. I told Pete if he ate it to give us a better perspective of just what the stripers taste... purely a scientific approach mind you..I would post it on the internet. Well, he ate half of it as Wallace and can attest to.. he says.." Hmmm. very salty and very bony", then he has the nerve of complaining about his breath on the way back to CAC. He has now determined to wonder among bait fisherman scoffing their bait and eating the stuff in front of hem... a sure proof way of clearing the beaches for flyfishermen.. I think it could work..we must come up with a getup for him . "The attack of sand eel man", or something like that...what a guy.