The weather in Newport wasnt the greatest as clouds and cooler air temps seemed to through things off. Coupled with a poor tide and wind made things tougher for my fishing.
I gave it an hour on the jetty and called it quits with no fish to show for the efforts. It was a good few days of fly rod and beach casting while it lasted. I ended up snapping the tip of my Redington CT travel rod while going to disassemble it for the trip back to Seattle. Good thing that I have other 5 wts. for backup as I’ll have to send this one back to Sage for a replacement.
I did take a walk out to the pier and saw the locals with buckets of mackerel and smelt, wonder how they taste? They were using shrimp and cut up mackerel as bait and also using sabiki rigs to catch the smelt.
Looking forward to getting out on some stillwater this week or may end up working around the yard cleaning up and or working on getting the boat ready for the Ling Cod opener which is just around the corner.