Hey guys, long time reader and information gatherer, but first time poster, so bear with me. I have fished in the gulf for a long time on larger boats so we went out a good ways, I recently got my own 17 ft Cape Horn, and was going to try to hit some short holes tomorrow. Just wondering if it's worth the trip because I know these shorter public holes get hit really hard. I just want to take my girlfriend out and let her bow up on something. And all the stuff I've fished in the past have been at an excess of 20 miles and I don't feel comfortable doing that in my ole 17 footer. Any info on short hot spots would be appreciated.