Did the early shift from 5:30-7:30. No fish during the dark hours and was picking up kelp as I worked west. When light began to appear, i moved back eastward. The weed cleared as the tide ebbed. I stopped at a spot where a small pool was emptying into the ocean. Low and behold a couple of schoolies 20 inches or so on soft plastics. Continued eastward and stopped at one of my goto areas and had one more on a half ounce bucktail. Ran into a couple of sharpies who fared a bit better than me. Had to leave due to family plans.
The bite these days may be a first light thing since the prevalent bait is sand eel which, i understand to be dormant at night.
Low tide was at 7:30; wind thankfully died down to 10mph from the west; maybe 1-2ft surf; air temps a brisk 40; water perfect color.