I got a chance to get up to the beach for a few hours this morning, hoping the weed situation had improved. I was pleasantly surprised to see the mats that have been covering the first trough totally gone. Chris Olivera was fishing at Tiger Shores and when I stopped to see him he said the croaker and whiting had been providing some bites. It really comes down to having fishable conditions in order to find out if these fun fish are going to bite - and boy did they turn on after the tide changed around 10:30. I was using Pink Shrimp and Bloodworm Fishbites tipped with a small piece of cut shrimp. All of my bites came within 10 yards of the beach and it was non-stop for a couple of hours. I filled the cooler and left them biting and certainly hope this action continues. The southwest wind is forecast for the next couple of days so if you want to put together a "Hutchinson Island Fish Fry " get your light rods and head to the surf.