Despite the less than ideal conditions, I was able to put a 22" redfish in the cooler. I found him in a canal I dubbed "Redfish Alley". He fell for a chrome/chartreuse Rat-L trap after I worked a gold spoon up and down the canal to no avail. He put up a hell of a fight and took my line for a run underneath my kayak a few times before I was able to net him. That's not to say that PAC didn't take it's fair share back. Maybe I'm careless, clumsy, or both, I don't know. I lost my rear anchor and line because I neglected to put a stopper knot at the end of the line to keep it from running out of the block. I lost said Rat-L trap on a cast down wind where my line and everything just went sailing off. Guess my clove hitch didn't hold. Oh well. As rough and unruly as the day was, I pulled in a fish, paddled hard and was in my boat for most of the day. Can't complain about that.