I wasn't catching much during any part of incoming, nor the top of outgoing, like I had been all season long. This time I vowed to try the "opposite" time and fish the outgoing during low water. That did the trick. Either that, or I coincidentally timed my trip with a new push of fish, but I was finally catching quantity and size again.
It was blowing about 15-20, wind against tide, but without any swell it wasn't too sloppy out. Lots of weed from the recent storms, but fishable. Water temps just above 60. Fished from 10:00pm to 1:00am, the last half of outgoing. Lots of company on the bridges, but I didn't see a lot of fish being taken. Marked a lot of fish - not in the flats, all around the bridge (channel and pilings). Caught 5 shorties before I got a keeper, then caught a couple more (shorts). By the time it started to really blow and rain hard, I was alone out there. A few boats had fished the top of outgoing, and were pulling out when I was launching, but I don't know how they did. Glad to see that there are still some keepers around in the bays. Go get 'em!