First time in surfside and still learning about catching trout on the surf. as HoustonKid said in the morning the conditions were not the best.
I only fished artis, I put a top water fished the first gut and got a hit, not a keeper but then in thought that it was going to be a great day. well not exactly nothing else hit the top water even on the second gut.
Changed to a hardbait and got a keeper trout but this noob forgot his floating net home lol and yes i lost the dam trout while trying to lift it and hold it and with the waves kicking.
after i lost that trout morale low and no other bite. fished soft plastics and they only snag the paddle tail out of it twice lol.. but overall great experience and learning..
pd. i will not forget my net next time