Over the years of chasing searun in the salt I have had many observations that have either puzzled me or opened up doors and given me insights to their feeding habits. Aside from the grass shrimp observation that I mentioned in another thread several of these have given me some Ah..Ha moments. I’m sure many have witnessed searuns leaping from the waters surface as much as 5 ft. or more I have actually had one land in the boat. For years I could only speculate it was some type of feeding behavior but wasn’t sure. One August day several years ago I was fishing the beginning of an incoming minus tide next to a deep shelf. On this day there were a fair number of 3-4” bait in the water but I was unable to identify what they were, they were not sand lance. While standing and observing a small ball of bait next to my transom out of no where from the bottom shoots a 15” searun through the middle of the bait so high I could have reached out and shook hands, on that day a door had been opened and a light turned on. One day while fishing over a rocky shoreline I netted a 15” cutt for my son. As soon as it was in the net it spewed up several half digested 6” rock worms. I know this has been talked about before but this put it into a real perspective for me. Another beach that I fish has a fair amount of small perch and sticklebacks 1 ½”-3” and on a few occasions I have witnessed them stressed on the surface some with visible wounds on their body but I have no evidence as to why. In the spring this area also has a fair number of Dolly Varden so this phenomenon still remains for me unanswered.