Had a great forecast for Tuesday night. Fishing buddy Peter and I left the dock at 6:30 pm to fish the last of the outgoing tide, with dead low at 8:48 pm. With hardly any wind we left the dock and headed to the inlet. Water at the dock was 73. In the ocean was 68 degrees, with no wave action and very little current. The afternoon high tide was very low with only 3.9 feet of high water, so there was not much water to flow out.
It was one of those perfect summer nights that you dream about. It was in the 70's and all of the heat of the day was gone. There was no wind or wave activity and the fish were biting. We moved to first spot and started catching. Both of us fished chartreuse/white clousers on sinking line and in the shallow water we fished our flies bouncing on the bottom. We caught 4 species of fish.
We worked 4 spots on the night. Two produced and two were totally dead. We caught 1 sea bass, 5 fluke (two of which were keepers 18 1/2 and 18 1/4 inchers which we kept.) 7 nice weakfish and to end the night, after dark we stopped back at the inlet jetties and with still no signs of any tide moving were lucky enough to pickup two stripers to end the night. We headed for the dock at 9:30 pm. We released all our fish except for the 2 keeper fluke.
Also making the night special, we were treated to a super beautiful red sky sunset. It was a perfect night and a with a fluke dinner for Wednesday night, life is good.