By Mike Busch

I checked out Old Inlet on Friday morning about 2 hours before high tide.  Conditions were perfect with very little wind and clear skies.  The main channel between the bay and ocean appeared to have better flow than last month, but the shoaling inside the bay is severe and it appears it is going to be much tougher than last year to approach by boat.  I took a hike to the inlet on Saturday and will follow-up with some photos and video in part II.

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More Images on Pages 2 and 3