Hit Buck Hall just before low and put in with the young DNR boys. I checked my license just in case but was good. Naturally, they didn’t check. Significant chop on the ICW so I feared we might call it off. 15 MPH is my limit but we were in the water so let’s give it a go. Out to the NE corner where we’ve done well. We were marking a nice concentration of shrimp candles on the sonar in the area. 12MPH gusting to over 18 out of the east. This was perpendicular to the current so one-poling on the bait was challenging. The water color was milk chocolate. Tide started moving at a good clip. We only baited one side of the boat so we could throw with the wind. We started catching shrimp immediately. The size was better. Mostly large, then medium, jumbo, and a few smalls that go back in the water. We ended with about 15 pounds in an hour and a half. Loading up now to go back out.
10.27 - Same tide, similar conditions (wind down to 8 mph), same spot. Shrimp were around and we caught some but medium in size. We spoke with people from 3 other boats who set up all over and they had the exact same story. Tough to get numbers and a lot smaller. What a difference a day makes. The optimist in me says “So tomorrow will be great, right?” Good luck to anyone out there.