Went offshore today withE.G. Warren from Gulfport (my pre-evacuee home) and his son Eric and four of his friendswho were here celebratingEric's upcoming marriage. The seas were kind of sloppy so we didn't go to my usual spots and went to Paradise Hole instead. This is the first time I was the onlyboat at Paradise. Drift fished for a while and the bite was steady though most of the endangeredred snapper were short. All of them and two lane snapper were released in good condition.Stopped at the Russian Freighter on the way in and once again was the only boat there, another first. Picked up a short AJ and one really nice red snapper there.It's always great to be on the water, but especially so with people who new to fishing.