Been on the beach early last couple of days in Gulf Shores area. Dodged rain and fishing has seemed slow. Tried shrimp and cut bait and both have been very attractive to small cats. Even caught some nice sand fleas that have not produced. Did catch one small shark and had one fish cut the braid before I got rod out of holder. Hooked about three small flounder on Gulp shrimp and swim baits. Lots of baitfish and mullet near the bank but nothing chasing them. Water seems to a little "dark." Gonna try again this afternoon and may switch to pier tomorrow and Thursday.