Beats a skunk any day....
Tides have been much higher here too. To fish grass flats here in the Cape Lookout area you need a boat to access them as they are much more remote and far flung with a lot of pressure. While I have a skiff, I seldom use it. I much prefer to walk, wade and fish. I'm looking forward to fishing the Beaufort area as flat's like these seem to be more prevalent and accessible by car/foot or canoe/kayak. I will be moving to Beaufort in the very near future. I'm planning on joining the Sea Island group and look forward to meeting you as we seem to share a similar passion for wade fishing.
Good luck and stay safe