Had a few hours this morning so decided to go fishing. Launched at Sandy Point at 6:30 am - had boat in water and truck parked when my phone rang. My buddy who was supposed to meet me overslept. No big deal - I often fish alone , trouble was he was bringing ice. Damn.
The store at Sandy Point was closed - I figured I'd go fishing and if got Rockfish - use livewell until back at Sandy Point.
Found Spot in 15 feet - bay was flat calm with incoming just starting.
Got about 15 Spot - plus about same number of 4-6 inch Croakers. Idled slowly up to a 27 Judge - thinking it might be Jason - Rocking Robin. Sure enough it was - I asked if he had any extra ice. Good luck - he gave me about 16 pounds.
Ran north to 30 feet and found Rock on meter. Batted 1,000 - two keepers on two spot. Nice 22 and 26 incher. Ran back to bridge to try for Perch.
Had VHF on and heard small craft warning for around noon. Filleted a Spot and Perch came in fast. Had to weed through them but soon had about 14 decent ones.
Got back to ramp about 9:00 as wind was increasing. I texted my buddy photo - doubt he'll over sleep next trip.