Jay Gardner filed this report
Driving on Friday Nov. 23rd was brutal. Tides to the dunes, and multiple vehicles had issues. Driving on Sunday, Nov. 25th was a 10.5 out of 10. Pompano were caught the length of the beach, mostly on the south end. Water cleared as the weekend progressed. Hardheads still present in fair numbers while pompano fishing, occasional blacktips and bull whiting were mixed in. structure in the 40’s and 50’s is amazing. Weed present on the north end of the beach from the blacktop into the 30’s, and absent south. Shelling excellent. Debris moderate with occasional logs across the beach impeding traffic during high tides from the 40’s south. Two narrow pinches, one in the lower 40’s and one in the upper 50’s. best camping areas are the washovers in the mid 50’s. firewood scare in many areas due to recent high tides.
Black bellied plover
Great blue heron
Reddish egret (including a white phase)
Laughing gull (none before the 17MM! weird)
Ring billed gull
Long billed curlew