All we need is a nice sunny day to heat up those flats and draw the bass in on an outgoing !! </font>[/QUOTE]Dr. Bass, those deeper ocean waters around 44009 take a lot longer to heat up than the shallow bay waters around the Point. The rips on the ebb see a large influx of warmer water from the bay.
Similarly, in December when the season is winding down, the water coming in from the ocean stays warmer longer, because it loses heat more slowly than the shallow bay water.