My buddy Bill and I both bought a pint of live shrimp each and headed out into the chilly brutal wind.
First place we check was loaded down with reds. My first redfish of the year was an overslot beauty at 28.5". I took a quick pic and put her back in the water thankful for the sign of a good year to come. What a blessing that fish was! Here's a pic.
I spent the next couple of hours literally catching redfish after redfish. Bill was moving around try to find some trout with no luck. He did catch a nice 17.5" speck right after we arrived, but that was the ONLY trout caught by us that day.
We took off around 10:30-11:00am to see if we could find some sheepshead around the docks.
Bill caught a nice 18" sheepshead and we both caught a couple of undersize ones and had a bunch of bait stolen by the pinfish while actually landing a couple of those in the process.
Headed back to the Fishing Center for a quick lunch break and to get off the water and out of the cold for a few minutes.
After lunch we tried in vein to catch another keeper sheepshead, but didn't have any luck.
Decided to head back to the redfish spot and see if those guys were still hungry... They were and we were once again greeted with a redfish on mostly every cast we put out there.
In the process I caught a spotless red and a beautiful one with nine spots.. Here are those pics.
I honestly have absolutely no idea just how many I caught, but it was probably double my previous PB day of catching reds. I took a limit of 20-21" reds, and of coarse sent the rest swimming.
Here's the video proof, with lots of unedited back to back catches.