Can't be what you ain't.
There is a small park off of 288 just south of Clute. I stopped to throw a lure off the circular pier/stage they have at the end of the cut. It is about 6 miles to the jetties there. I made three cast and on the third cast a large bright silver fish exploded to the surface chasing my chickenboy lure. He didn hit the bait. I had him swipe at my bait about 10 times in an hr of jacking with it. It was about 30-40 inches long and about 10" tall at his tallest point. The only thing I can think of is a tarpon. It was not a lady fish, this thing was big. He never actually even hit my bait just chased it a bunch. I tried a bunch of baits. He actually even chased my orange popping cork one time as well. It was only about 3-4 feet deep in this area. You think I am correct? Could it have been a tarpon? Any other options? I have never caught one or seen one in water the chasing bait. I do however know what they look like and seen them in aquarium. I do know they are in our area as well. Some kids showed up after school and started beating on the pier and making a bunch of racket so I left.