Steve Bowman and I have set up just outside the mouth of the Northeast River, at the top of the famed Susquehanna Flats. First boat by us was Justin Lucas, bypassing the Flats and headed south. "He's pretty brave," said our boat driver, noting Justin's chosen path out of the channel. A minute later Brett Hite room the same path. Wind is gentle so far, but this is a wide expanse of water and could look nasty if it kicks up.