Hit a popular hatchery spot yesterday morning. This is a yearly outing for our club. I don't like crowded combat fishing but, it's a good spot to pick up a few for the grill. Just three of us yesterday. We caught the first boat from Edmonds and were on the water by 7:00AM. About 2.5 hours before low tide. A little early for this beach. I like to fish it just before the flood. The fish will ball up close in, waiting for the shift to make their run. Weather started out perfect. Low clouds and flat ass calm. When we got onto the beach I saw a bad sign. Only two others out fishing. Should have been ten times that. I got a report from one of the club members that the bay was full of fish on Wednesday and we should give it a try. Wrong! In five hours of fishing. We saw two pods of three to five fish. Maybe three singles. I had one follow, one swipe and one fish jump onto my popper. He missed. We all did manage to catch our limit of sculpin and a few little cuts. The two other gear fisherman that were there when we arrived had one small silver between them. And they were fishing bait further up. Guess we just jumped the gun this year.