Great day out
Sounds like you had a great day out with the new fly rod. Did the Hot Flash Minnow produce on all those fish?
I hope your able to get out between the storms to try it out at the lights. Its been pretty wet over here and the wind has just now layed down enough to finally let us get out with the fly rods.
I've not had much luck with the Snook. Opening day brought out the weekend warriors, which made it hard to fish the usual haunts. I've gotten a couple shorts on fly and another two shorts on live bait the few days I was able to get out.
Small schools of Mullet are starting to show and a few Bluefish have already started to show up. The next couple weeks should be pretty explosive around the lights and bridges.