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    Default Sunrise is really something

    Up with the lark for a 4am rendezvous with Charlie (Muddletminnow) and Todd (Todd) this morn. Fast boats are exhilarating and petrifying in equal cups. This morning the seas were dead calm, so the boat skimmed across the surface at a hell of a clip. We didn't catch much at all - a brace or two of smallish stripers. The benefits of stumbling into the dark aren't really the fish, or at least not just the fish. In fact, going onto the ocean (or sound) at night fools me into an initial feeling of some foreboding. It doesn't feel all that smart, and the ride out is bloody freezing. You imagine flotsam or a rock in the water that will kill you. It's dark and there should be better reasons for doing this than a handful of stripers. It feels like bravado has got you this far.

    And then the false dawn comes, and then birds and life is everywhere - black turned to gold. It's a beautiful feeling to be on the water as night turns to day.

    Here's some snaps.

    Cheers - Jonny





    False dawn always seemed positive to me.





    Goodness.




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    There there now.



    Charlie has a stretch.



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    Best time of day, and always nice to see stripes on the boat. Just a couple weeks until the big girls start moseying through from points south.

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    Pleasure. From his time on a boat out of branford, Andrew said he recalls a distinct change around may 15, when the odd fish becomes many, larger specimens.
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    My guess is that things will run a week or two late this year due to the delayed start of spring. However you can't win if you don't play! There's an amazing out of bunker in the sound right now, which is certainly a promising sign.

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