It was pretty slow for the first couple of hours. The solunar had a major feed from about 12:30-2:30 so it was kind of to be expected. At 2a I landed my first keeper, a solid 22" speck, with the Vudu shad ripping her in the gills and bleeding everywhere. My yak looked like a scene from Dexter. I was pretty stoked. A couple of minutes later and a few lights away, I got slammed by another hard fighting fish, stripping drag and turning me in the Hobie. A 25" redfish into the net. I radio to Shoffer to come down to this end of the canal, as I think I have found the fish. He was too busy landing a 21" speck. We fish a little longer then decide to call it a night.
And that is pretty much where the fun ended.
If anyone happened to look at what the weather actually was this morning, they would see that the wind between 3a and 5a was blowing at 30mph and gusting up to the mid-30s. So once we made it out of the canals and back to the bay to head back to the launch, we were screwed. We actually pulled into a canal to wait it out and tried to find a way to walk back to the launch and drive back to pick up the kayaks. No luck. We pedaled back through solid 2' waves with a lot of chop. Into the 30mph winds. Against the current. Waves crashing over the bow and sides. And it sucked. We made it back to the launch, soaked, tested by Mother Nature, with fish in the bag, and thankful to be back on solid ground.