Great morning on the beach. Everything was quiet until about 8, then all hell broke loose. Bait was pushed into the shallows by bass, with a hundred cormorants and gulls joining in. Caught 6 bass (2 over 20”) and a BIG shad, all on a 1oz gold kastmaster. This being my first season, and a frustrating one so far, it was a great experience.
Didnt go flawlessly though. I let the first striper (pictured) tangle up my braid hopelessly, then lost my spare leader to a broken guide after carelessly reeling the swivel in too far. Spent a lot of time re-tying with fish breaking just feet away. I ended up fishing with 3 of my 5 guides and did fine that way. Lessons learned lol.
heres the first and largest fish: