Plan to be paddling by 6:30 am. The wind forecast and tide charts tell me that I must return by 1:30 pm or soon thereafter, so I should be back no later than 2pm. That means I'll be arriving at my launch site at 6am sharp. High tide isn't until about 8:30 am or so, but the high is a "neap tide" of only 6.2' or so, and its dropping to a relatively higher low of only 2.8' over a period of approx 5 hours. The wind forecast looks good enough for this place on Wedn. Its never perfect. There is the promise of a decent overcast for most of the morning, too! I plan to use the tidal push to aid my journey back into the backwaters. I like to troll a bait fish pattern on the way in, but I still paddle at a good clip. After a snack at the top end of my trek, I plan to cast and strip Reversed Spiders and other goodies as I make my way back down, and then troll thru the parts of the lower river channel and estuary where I usually find a few players cruising. I hope to encounter a few decent fish. I plan to use the last suck of the ebbing tide to aid my return to my put-in point, hoping to arrive just as it hits low slack. The last hour or so of this sprint is usually done with my line reeled in, and I'm working on my forward stroke and speed, running late on my time table, bucking onshore wind and incoming tide. It doesn't have to end that way, but it usually does, and mainly because of those damned Coastal Cutthroat. As low tide approaches and I know that I must leave, they won't let me go! They won't stop biting! Somebody is going to have to figure out a way to tell them that this C&R is a two way deal. Between now and then, though, I must tie some flies. I've been losing all my good ones, and my box is full of 2nd and 3rd stringers.