After a stellar day's fishing Playalinda Beach a couple of days ago, I was hoping to duplicate my success today, so this afternoon I loaded a cooler and couple of rods into the truck and took off to the beach.
When I hit the beach it was about 4:30 pm and the tide was just beginning to head out. The surf was not too rough and there was almost nobody on the beach.
I was expecting some great fishing but there were no baitfish close to the beach.
Although I brought my cast net along today, I never got a chance to use it. The mullet had apparently disappeared.
Undaunted, I pulled out a spinning rod with a Yo-Zuri SP shallow diving plug and started walking the beach fan casting into the first trough.
I spotted another flock of sea birds diving on baitfish that were a bit closer to shore, but before I could get into the area and casting range, they were gone.
To make a long story really short, I spent the better part of two hours fan casting the area and trying to get close enough to the baitfish schools offshore before finally hooking up with a small flounder.
The fish was about 16" or 17" long and didn't put up much of a fight, so I unhooked it and let it go.
I would have taken a pic but I didn't feel like making the long walk back to the cooler to get my cell phone.
Finally, after another half hour or so, I realized that the mullet were well offshore today and it was a fools errand trying to duplicate my last surf fishing trip. For today the Playalinda Beach mullet run was not happening. It's feast or famine on the beach.
I loaded up my stuff and trudged back to the truck and headed home.
Maybe I'll have better luck next time, Tight Lines.