Just did a couple hours out at my favorite drive-to Island. I was anxious to try my Storm Shad, my poorly-rigged Slug-go and some Slug-go variations (standard rig and jigged white, standard and "rigged" black) and my Atom Popper. I caught a fishing rod, that escaped just shy of shore but no fish. I did set my slug-go free. I thought that I made the best cast ever until I realized that he wasn't attached to the line.
I was concentrating hard on the rocks on the south side of the bridge, the current changes in the channel and the calm pool right against the island. Even though the down-river tide was supposed to be high about an hour before I started fishing the tide was definately flowing out. Very out.
Was it just too rainy today?