I'd love to see a pic of that 12 pounder - that's a real 'hawg'.
Big fish opporunity is the reason I like to go down there early season. As you say it's windy and you may get the occaisional squall but the cooler water brings the big guys out of their holes!
Three weeks from today and I'll be there.
When sight fishing, look over your shoulder from time to time, you never know who's behind you