I was out fishing with our own local "Lefty" last night and it was dead, dead, dead. Started at Steep Hill and worked up the Parker River estuary with the rising tide. Nothing to be seen on the surface, nothing on the depthfinder ... almost like the machine was broken. Last week I was nailing small fish on the top of the tide as the bait moved over the various flats, while bigger fish were around and catchable on t&w's.
Last night ... nothing for bass. 3 guys fishing, 2 with plugs, 1 with flies. The sole "action" came from hickory shad about 14" long taken way up river near the mooring areas, caught on really small flies. They were leaping out of the water, hooked or not, and when hooked, were out of the water more than in. It was hilarious! They were a deep bronze color on their backs but looked and leaped like small tarpon.
Looks like an early Fall though
... as the marsh was turning brown/gold, birds were flying in "V" formations, the river waters sparkled a deep blue, and I had a sweatshirt on by 6pm.