I did a dawn patrol on an East facing beach in MA 9 on Friday morning. Fished it for about two hours, bait seen in the 3" to 5" range, two boils that could have been an SRC or small Coho but casting in the vicinity netted no takes or follows on surface or subsurface patterns. Moved to a Northeast facing beach in MA 9 to find a long line of anglers with varying techniques employed. Here I got three beefy and aggressive bull heads that hit flies on a pretty brisk strip. Still evidence of a nice amount of baitfish. A few jumpers well beyond my casting capabilities. After another couple of hours I headed to the family adventures planned for the day. Score: Me Zero (bullheads don't count for crap). Beach anglers: Zero Gaggle of 50-100 boats Zero that I saw. High point was fishing with Rob Ast, running into Mr. Bad Example and realizing that I can teach myself how to double haul and add at least 20 feet to my paltry casting distances. At least I got out. Crabbing report from an area of MA 9 still closed for salmon fishing...worked traps far too long for two keeper dungeness and four red rock. They were tasty, but probably not worth the effort. One of my preferred pot dropping areas had so many of those non-recreational crabbing floats that you could just about walk across them.