lo and behold i got skunked at the canal this morning.fished from herring run up to 100 stairs,4am till 7am.lots of small bait on top.nothing really in pursuit. my fishing partner got 2 small bass on small top water poppers in the area of the cribbin.saw something interesting when i was on my way out though,looked to be herring ? dropping out of the run and finning all the way down the rip heading west.had my best herring imitation pencil on. threw just about everything else i had too with no takers. good to see all the bait though.hope 1 of you can fish it this week,all that bait will not go unnoticed for long!!!