Fished the area between Shell Narrows and Abel Bay on October 16. Launched from Wrights Creek just south of Belhaven at 0540 hrs. Air temps at launch were 63 F. Winds out of the south at 5-7 mph. Water clarity was good with 2-3 ft visibility. Motored to Shell Narrows, our first stop, and had lines in the water at 0635. Water temps were 71 F. Bait pods were all over the place coming through Deep Cove but nothing busting at the time. We stopped briefly and fished a couple of the larger ones but no luck so on into Shell Narrows. Picked up a nice 27" (just did fit the slot, see picture below) red, a 16" Spanish mackerel, plenty of nice keeper sized, 16-19", flounder (nice to know we didn't deplete the stock with our long season this year) a couple of smallish blues and 4-5 under slot reds. Not a lot of action so we moved over to the Blow Out and found, surprise, surprise, a nice school of Gray Trout sitting right at the north east end of the Blow Out. Most were undersized but we did manage two keepers out of the 6-8 we boated. Also picked up some keeper specks and one grill sized blue mixed in with the Grays. Fished the Blow Out until about 1100 hrs then moved over to Judith Narrows. Wind speed at this time had picked up to around 10-12 mph. Nothing going on there so on to Abel Bay. Fished Marie Creek on the west side of Abel Bay picking up plenty of under slot reds and more flounder. Called it a day at 1300 hrs and headed back to the ramp. The score for the day was one 27" red, one 16" Spanish, two grays, three specks and one blue. Everything was caught on pearl white Gulps. Could have been better, could have been worse. No complaining, it was a beautiful day to be on the water!