I arrived late at the pocket because I slept in until 5:00 A.M. and it was already daylight when I hit the beach. There was some slick, clear green water with lots of bait being balled up occasionally by predetors. I tried out my new 6' cast net and eventually scored a mixture of menhaden, small sand trout, and about two dozen finger mullet. Next time I will know to throw the net up higher to give it time to open, instead of wearing myself out heaving a sideays opening net. I headed straight toward the "island" and my first fish was a 20" Spanish Mackeral that hit a free-lined finger mullet. For the next three hours, I caught and released 6 hardheads and 5 or six Blacktip pup sharks (2.5' long). I was running low on bait and leaders since those Blacktips have quite a pair of hook crushing jaws. I straightened my last hook as best as I could and cut my last mullet into three pieces. I threw out the tail section, and promptly had a good run. When I hooked it, suddenly I saw specks instead of blacktipped fins coming out of the water! With just the quick glimpse I saw my biggest speck I have hooked in years. I was all jittery when I netted the speck, knowing it was at least 25 inches. When I got back to my truck, she weighed 5.1 pounds, so my 6 lber is still the biggest-so far. Hopefully, I will go back to the surf tomorow afternoon.