Bites On / Bites Off

We'd recognize that torso anywhere
We’d recognize that torso anywhere

Longtime Readers will recognize that Torso. That’s Shep. 90% angler and 10% P.T. Barnum, North Beach was lucky to have Shep working his magic yesterday, pulling in piles of Kingfish and drawing big crowds for some skates & rays, including the freakishly gorgeous ones who made the Readings. We even saw one kid running down the beach screaming “HE CAUGHT A SHARK! EEEAAARRGGHHAAA!!!!!!!” Shep just has that effect on us. It seemed like the good times will last forever.

But today with the Wind’s shift to the East today, the bite died quickly. We did see some of our first large Bunker pods from the beach and enjoyed watching them act as a magnet for Dolphin.

Water quality was dicey: a combo of clear green water and red slicks of algae that turned to scum as it crashed to shore.
Water quality was dicey: a combo of clear green water and red slicks of algae that turned to scum as it crashed to shore. The sea gooseberries are thickening.
Bunker playgrounds
Bunker playgrounds
Shawn Casey makes the best of the East slop by skimming his bodyboard.
No wave today: Shawn Casey makes the best of the East slop by skimming his bodyboard.
The East grew stiff enough to fly the latest innovations in flying machines, like this...
The East grew stiff enough to fly the latest innovations in flying machines, like this…
... and this
… and this
Bonus Shot: This is Oswald, a loner semi-palmated plover who has been hanging around the camera all week.
Bonus Shot: This is Oswald, a loner semi-palmated plover who has been hanging around the camera all week. A lot.
Iz lonleez. Hurd u like ploverz.
Iz lonleez. Hurd u like ploverz.