I went out early with a son this morning. Water temp was about 54F. We hit the water about 6am.
Went back into a creek above the bridge and found a large group of baitfish. I want to call them threadfins, but I’m not sure. More streamline body than gizzards, but with a prominent dot. They were about 3-4” long and easy pickings with a net. Soon afterward, the seagulls found them too, and there were hundreds of them swooping and diving in all directions. Then it started to rain.
We stayed in the area with live bait on freelines and drifted with the wind while the seagulls danced around us. We cast some lures in the mix and aimed for boils, but never got any takers. There was so much bait, I don’t know how they would ever find one with a hook in it.
We headed back to the ramp a little after 8. The air temp was the same at 9am as it had been at 5:30 - 46F.