So today I got probably the best water conditions of the summer so far, clean, clear, and calm. I had no idea where he lost it, just that he had lost it somewhere between the shore and the sandbar. That made the search area about 150 yards by 150 yards. I looked at the beach and decided to start in the middle straight out from the rental booth and work an in-and-out grid pattern from shallow to deep and back. I had made 11 passes in and out and on the 11th pass deep end turn around I got a solid hit and pulled up 3 quarters and a nickel in one scoop! Not 5 feet further on, I got another faint but solid signal and two scoops later as I shook the sand out of the scoop I could feel a clank clank coming from the scoop! I HAD IT! Someone really wanted this ring to get back to its owner!