somewhere around here W-F. Gotta get stuff done tomorrow, eat a lot of food, maybe take a nap, and re-coup from all the small-wave surfing I've been doing. All that paddling in the surf really beats up an old man. I need a day off. I'm going to try to work in one long day on the Elk estuary (W or Th), and maybe do some yak fishing out along the S Jetty on one of the other days. The Elk trip is a dawn patrol, paddling a long ways for some searun cutt action, returning at low tide. The jetty fishing should be do-able all day, due to the "neap tides." I wouldn't mind some company out yak fishing along the Jetty. Its a short paddle, only about a mile or so out (if even that far, if I run into fish closer in), and then back. I'll be jigging with gear. Paddling my Tarpon 140 SOT. A fly fisher equipped to cast for Rockfish or LIngs might find it worthwhile, too. I won't be fly fishing out there, though. I still can't cast anything heavier than a 6 wt with a floater or clear intermediate sinktip without endangering my casting arm, and prefer to stick with my 4 wts. Trying to haul a heavy 8 wt sinking line or sinktip would be suicide for my fishing right now. My jetty gear rods are set up to cast two handed and hold with my good arm (or I just free-spool line down to the bottom for jigging), with the reels set for R-hand drive. The Elk involves continuous paddling except for when I'm anchored to fish a decent piece of holding water, and might be about 12 miles or so RT. A baitfish pattern might be good for trolling on the way in or out. In any holding water, I like casting and stripping Reversed Spiders, up to size 8 on my 4 wts. The water is often a bit discolored like you'd see most brackish coastal estuaries, with visibility maxing out at around 4 or 5 feet. I'll be in my Ultimate 12. I'd rather go alone than tolerate a weak paddler. Its important to make it to the "top end" in time to fish it before the tide starts running out too much. If I find that I'm running a bit late and the last of the incoming push is fading, then I just reel in and power on in without missing a stroke, until I reach some good cutthroat water. If I'm on time and still have some incoming push to ride, I usually troll when heading in, and I have to pause sometimes and strip in to clean gunk or eel grass from my fly. I'm much rather be early, than late on the tide going in. Heading back out, if I'm at all running late on the tide change and i'm paddling against the flow, and/or the onshore wind is building, I try to cover the last mile or two without breaking rhythm or missing a paddle stroke, maintaining momentum. Launching involves a 100 yd portage. There's $25 fine for whining. I'm going any way. I should probably tie up a couple of Reversed Spiders, and maybe a baitfish pattern. Reply here, or pm me, for experienced paddlers who might be interested.