Throwing lead

Gail and I took our first trip of the year this afternoon. Since this was a scouting trip we were using spin rods with the old reliable bucktail. The first spot looked promising but we came up empty. The next one had a few fish showing so we stopped and we each put a couple in the boat. We left them to continue scouting and I almost drove through a good sized school that were sipping sand eels on the surface. We stayed and played with them for awhile until the fog bank moved in. Most of the fish today were about two inches longer than when they left this past fall. A pretty nice start to the season.