Hit Johnsons beach yesterday about 10am using fresh shrimp and sand flea fish bites on a #2 circle hook, pompano rig. Just about had my new Penn rod and reel pulled into the gulf within the first 30 minutes by a nice 14.5 in pomp. Needless to say I was pumped and very enthusiastic for the day. Unfortunately that was the only pomp for the day but I did manage three very nice whiting after that. Slowed to a stop around 2 but overall not a bad start to my 2018 fishing season.