When you look out across an inshore flat, just a fishy way to say sandbar with knee- to waist-deep water running over it, it looks empty. Like nothing is there. Really though, there's so much going on: current seams, dips in the sand that form pockets, channels across and around the flat, dropoffs, and many other ambush points for fish looking for a meal. Even with all of that there, you start every day with nothing. You may have a few ideas where fish are hiding, especially if it's your local spot, but often times you start each day fresh. It's your job to solve the puzzle every day. Solving that puzzle, building a mental blueprint of the area, marking fish, is the reason I keep going back to the water before dawn.
Who doesn't love a good puzzle?
Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.
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