Not the greatest of days, but a lot of fun. First stop at the spoil islands picked up a Rat. Water levels were way up so it was a good day for working the Mangrove edges. Hit a 24 inch Ladyfish that destroyed a Flat Rap. Tied on a new one and got a short Snook to hit. working back out, saw a flag waving in the back of a pocket. First cast was to the front edge of the muck, hit a short Trout. Cast almost to the back edge. No indication of a hit, just a light tap. Good hook up and a fight to keep her out of the Mangroves. wound up being a nice 23 inch Red. Further down the chain found a school of 13 inch Trout. Left after three. Watched the fish pigs at work, they found the Snapper hole on the flat. No use going back, they spent at least two hours on the spot. Explored an old area that I had pretty much given up on. Lot of bait at the back side, but no fish. Worked the edge on the way out and lost a big Snook. She hit when the Flat Rap hit the water and started to go crazy. Jumped so much that I could not get a tight line to set the hook. Gone, disappointing, but fun. 10 minutes later got the Drum on the Flat Rap. Consolation for losing the Snook. Last stop of the day, lost a Snook, then hooked another and lost that one boat side.
Glad to see that the Snook are starting to show up on the Mangrove edges. They have been scarce since the freeze a few years ago.