Headed to St. Pete last week to fish with an old buddy down there. He is from Indiana and not well versed in saltwater angling and just moved there. Spent the week hitting a variety of spots accessible to fishing on foot. We caught flounder, ladies, spanish, jacks, silver trout, mangroves, and a few specks. One red was caught the whole time, should of caught more but we didn't fish back in the creeks. A couple small sharks made appearances also. I soaked a nice mullet fillet for a snook one day, and a fish cooperated but he broke it off on the rocks at the sea wall (ah growing pains lol). It wasn't huge and in the 26-30" range. I pretty much spent the time throwing an unfair mullet on my light rod, and coaching him. I started him out with a pearl DOA mullet on a jig head, he caught at least 200 silver trout over four days on the incoming tide (I have a secret 20' hole that they stack up in every spring). Once the initial DOA lesson was over, taught him how to sling a gotcha. Ladies and spanish abound!!!! Lost count of the spanish and it was literally every other cast with a spanish or lady and the rogue jack here and there over a couple days on the falling tide. I took him to my flounder hole, and tried to teach him about how a flounder bites, yet he was a little too anxious and tried to set the hook too early every time. He did manage to get a couple small ones, yet I caught the nicer flatfish hehehehe. A good friend down there that I gave the heads up to took us out on his flats boat to catch some mangroves. We caught several in the 16-20" range then a nice baracuda moved in and started helping himself to the snapper. I quickly tied 3" of steel to my light rod (6'6" allstar rod with a pfleuger reel 8lb Ande mono) stuck a pin on that my buddy caught and it was on!!! After 45 min and my friend stating time and time again, "You're not gonna land that fish on that rod." which baffles me because he has seen me catch 30"+ kings the same way. I whipped him and drug him in the boat for a photo op. Got a pic taken and sent him home. All in all had a lot of fun. My friend got to catch a lot of species for the first time and I got to visit some old holes, and get an early taste of fried spanish. We caught a ton of fish, went through 18 bags of DOAs, and 5 gotchas a piece. He is ruined now and texts me every day with a different story! I got him hooked up with another friend farther south to get a taste of the tarpon migration in May, fingers are crossed he get to land one! I should of taken more pics but the bite was too hot!!! Attached are a few pics. They are his first flounder and speck, a few of my flounder, the cuda, and the spanish and trout we fed the neighbors with.