Got out for a half day this morning with Jim and his son and daughter. We had a good time it started out with a light breeze out of the northeast but after a couple hours started to swing more south and picked up to about 20 mph. We fished the patches this morning and had pretty good action, a lot of bar jacks and mutton snappers, along with a few porgies and yellowtails. We fished a couple spots and more or less the same thing on both spots, then the winds chased us out of there. We had caught some pilchards first thing so we tried a couple local spots for snook, but with the high wind and swelling waves, it didn’t look too good. We tried for a bit but no luck. After that we finished up in the bay since the kids didn’t want to get beat up and wet on the ocean side, and caught a few jack crevelles before calling it a morning! Going for fun with my dad tomorrow hopefully we will have a good report, I heard the backcountry really lit up today funny how things can change in a day! Happy New Year everyone stay safe out there and hopefully you’ll get to come fishing with me in 2017!