I launched into beautiful conditions as the wind had dropped to about 2 knots which made the water like glass. The air temp was a little cold at 48F and the water temp was surprisingly chilly at 55F. As I paddled away from the launch the water temperature stayed cool and there were no fish to be found. At the eastern end of the flats I spotted a fog bank sitting steady, I paddle over to it on the chance that was caused by warmer water temperatures and not colder air temps. I was right, as soon as I crossed into the fog the water temp jumped 4F and was soon all the way up to 61F. With the warm water found my real soon went off, the first two times the fish shook the hook loose. But the third time my Butchie Built Tube hooked up on a nice 28” Striped Bass.
The rest of the night provided a handful of schoolies all 18”-20”. Overall it was a beautiful night with clear skies and lots of shooting stars, as well as enough action to keep things interesting. I will be returning there soon.