Myself, Snagged, and Jaymzinsa, departed Aransas Pass on our way to the Port A jetties around 0715. We were headed to Big Southern, the gulf was a little choppy but not too bad. We stopped at a weedline to check out the dolphin, no dolphin but we did put about 15 live baits in the tank. Managed to get to Southern around 1030, there Snagged almost immediately hooked up with a nice size King and then another. I managed to loose a few baits as did Jaymzinsa. I think there were a couple of undersize snappers caught but can't remember exactly. Then around noon, we started trolling over to Hospital Rock so we could eat some of the chicken that Snagged brought. It was excellent and went down good with cold beer. Fishing over at Hospital Rock was uneventful and moving over to Aransas Bank produced a nice snapper for Jaymzinsa, meanwhile I'm trying live bait down deep getting nothing but sunburn. Then Snagged fights and lands one of the biggest Red Snappers ever caught on my boat. I sent him a couple of pics and he can post them if he wants. Somewhere along during the day, the wind had really kicked up a notch and whitecaps were appearing, so we thought we would make a run over to an anchored shrimp boat and then head in. There was nothing around the shrimp boat, too late I guess. So, we started back in and that's when I noticed how much the wind driven chop had picked up. My 24 foot boat was 38 nauticals from the Port A jetties and the seas were 2-3 foot with whitecap chop. The ride in was an hour and half of standing in the ring with Mike Tyson. We did make it back, a little sore and very wet, but it still beat a day at work. I just wish I could have landed a keeper fish. A word about the crew: these guys (Jerry and James) were outstanding company, fishing buddies, and did much more than I would have expected, they are welcome back on my boat anytime, hopefully with calmer seas.