Debated on what to do today, boat or beach? Got a slow start so my wife and I decided the beach would be easier so we packed up and headed out about 11:30. Stopped by Maria's to grab some shrimp and the lady was so excited to tell me that they had "fishing shrimp" in today for the first time in a long time and she guaranteed my success! Score! Half of a pound please! Got to Chicken Bone Beach and set up with my lines in the water right at 12:30. The weather was right, I was getting out pretty far on my casts and my weights were holding so I was feeling good about it. 2 hours of nothing but sun tan then BAM! My big rod bent over and the drag screamed. I ran over and so did everyone else on the beach it seems and all I can think is please let my knots hold! Got her in after a good long battle and landed my first bull red! Awesome feeling to get what you are going after. Look forward to many more.