With the weather channel saying there would be scattered afternoon thunderstorms and 8 MPH winds, it wasn't enough to keep us home or stop us from heading out on the water. As we left the house at about 12:30 PM, we got on the water, just in time for high tide. We started making our way over to the Little Cockroach Bay area, enjoying the breeze and overcast. We pulled up to our honey hole, just in time for the sun to start seeping out of the clouds. I was the first to get my shrimp on the hook and cast it out right in front of the mangrove, and within seconds I was hooked up with my first redfish of the day. I fought him for a little bit as he attempted to get away, but I had him to the boat with great luck and strength. It was an excellent keeper; I'd say about 23 inches. I got my picture, and then it was off to the next cast.
This time I hooked up with a healthy mangrove snapper. With two keepers already in the boat, I was up for some more action. As I began to cast another bait out into the redfish and snook infested waters, Kim hooked up with another redfish. We were tearing them up left and right. In a matter of 10 minutes, we had four keepers in the boat. We caught about 12 to 15 keeper redfish and about ten snooks at this spot and decided to head over to try some new area. As we headed over to uncharted waters, we found our next location to be very productive as well. All and all, we had an excellent time and caught a grand slam, consisting of redfish, mangrove snapper, snook, trout, and even a jack. I can honestly say that the new moon did not disappoint. Here are a few pictures of our incredible day!