Ernest was able to practice his patented "gotcha" technique several times today.
Chunky fish like this one are typical on winter shorelines. Tricia & Ernest found quite a few using tails and a slower retrieve near the bottom.
Classically, the smaller fish seemed to be in the depth Ernest is fishing here. The larger specimens took a more determined effort up shallower. It all depends on what we want...more of a sure thing or a shot at a lifetime fish.