6/1AM 3AM: I fished the outgoing tide at an East Hampton inlet. It was about 2 hours before low tide. When I got down to my spot I heard fish popping everywhere. I looked, but saw no bait. Cinder worms? The full moon was in and out and the wind was light southwest. I tried a bunch of different flies before going back to the epoxy eel (I tie my own but you can get them here) that I started with. By the time I figured out the correct retrieve (slow and smooth) the tide was slowing up and the fish disappeared. I managed two small bass and then they were gone. Its very frustrating hearing fish all around you and only getting two. This has happened to me many times at this spot which is too bad as I was hoping to put some good numbers on the board.
At around 4:15AM I was on my way home but decided to detour to a spot I used to fish almost every weekend morning in the spring years ago. This was further east from where I started, close to the Devon YC area. I made a few casts in my usual spot but came up empty so I walked East. As soon as I climbed over the jetty I spooked about 5 fish, so I knew I was in the right spot. As the sun started to rise I could see dozens of fish at my feet (some good size fish here too). I cast to these fish for about an hour but caught none. I watched the fish follow my fly all the way to beach but could not hook them. Fun but frustrating! I ended up with 2 fish for the night bringing my season total to 6. That's sad.