As the low tide aproached a shallow, rocky stretch of the river that had started out as a rapid dropped and turned into a set of riffles and slicks. I waded in and began working through it with a sand shrimp pattern. It was like fishing streamers on a trout stream, except the action was fast and furious, and instead of salmonids the fish I was catching were miniature versions of Pomatomus saltatrix. Adam eventually had to try so I handed him the long rod.
Before Adam had a chance to hook up Dylan was into a fish. It turned out to be a large sea robin. Considered to be a trash fish, I've always found sea robins to be a bizarre looking and crazy fish. I'd love to catch one on a fly!
The it was Adam's turn. It didn't take long before he was casting the distance needed to hook fish. Honestly the kid's a natural. He caught his first two fish on the fly in short order.
Before we left I made a few more shots in that riffle, and caught five or six more fish! Adam took a few photos that turned out pretty sweet.
*Last Two Photos Courtesy Adam Eurbin.