The water was so calm that I could see my own reflection. Even more impressive, was how perfectly the sunrise refracted off the still water. Nantucket Sound was virtually one big mirror.
Yet off to my right something was making a commotion in the water. At first I saw just one swirl, then a second, and then a third.
For the first time this season, I watched in anticipation as stripers fed on the surface.
The bass were far away, but I could tell that the school was heading in my direction. Instead of chasing them down I decided to wade into the water and wait for them to come to me.
Sunrise is a magical time to be on the water or on the beach. Not only are sunrises beautiful and inspiring, but sunrise is also one of the best times to find stripers feeding on the surface.
The fish continued moving closer to me, and as the Earth turned more light illuminated the bushes and blades of grass, which loomed on the dunes behind me.
Several terns had now joined the party. They dove into the water with pinpoint accuracy, sometimes surfacing with a small minnow, and sometimes not.
The fish were closer now and right on the edge of casting range. I wound up and shot a cast out into their direction.