With these temps I'd bet you're both correct. JGH, local tackle stores reporting activity in our area. I'm not in yet and won't be for a while but I'd hedge our backwater muddy areas are producing. Hearing large spearing have been seen in my harbor with some activity at times seen at the surface. Both in the bay and harbor, I'd hedge CSH would do the same. Again second hand..... Good luck. I may actually try the beach here in the bay if given some time which this time of year should be put to the boat or yard.
I'm splashing the boat in the next week or so. With the mild winter, perhaps things in my area (western Long Island Sound) will get off to an early start.
Wondering if anyone else has the same idea and plan?
Plenty of bass here in eastern LIS we have bunker in spots I have not seen them in years! had bass last week popping on top eating grass shrimp in the creeks,well I catch bass all winter long so it's just nice to see the bunker!
The fish have been in for a while now. Guys chunking at night have been catching larger fish above 20lbs. Those of us using artificials during the day have plenty of schoolies to keeper size being caught in the usual spots.