As hoped the mist and clouds kept the public at bay and off of my beach so I could sleep in and not have to get down to the water until a couple of hours past the tide turn. I had a fine morning, picking up 7 cutthroat up to 16" and about 4 missed hits, all on a deer hair popper. The 16 incher was chunky, in fact notably stockier than longer fish I was catching just 3-4 weeks ago. When I was playing it and saw first color I thought it might be an early pink, but it didn't fight like one, as this fish repeatedly made hard runs whenever I tried to muscle it in and refused to come in without a fight to the end. Seemed like the fish were only actively going to the surface when a little breeze put a small chop on the water. When the surface was flat, I got zero strikes. Anybody else notice this? How are you fishing flat water. Over 3 hours I did see a half dozen large fish jumping about 200+ feet off the beach in the rips, and at one point a couple were just pounding on some baitfish. Probably were resident Coho I suppose. I can only wish for a summer full of mornings like that.