Knowing this may not be the best time or moon phase for the snapper fishing I wasn’t going to let the break in the weather go to waste so I headed out solo as none of my buds were able to go. Netted some finger mullet and headed to the grounds….The weather was ideal when I headed out the inlet.. Light breeze and just a small swell with a light chop, it wasn’t long and the wind picked up a bit (along with the seas) nothing real bad but enough to be less than ideal. I got set up about 20 minutes before sunset, the bite was good surprisingly early, picked away at several decent mangroves (12-14”) and even a small Yellowtail, I had decided I was only going to keep good sized quality fish tonight so I released them. My baits were getting hit almost immediately after hitting bottom but I missed a bunch of hookups due to the conditions as the boat was swinging considerably making it hard to feel the bite. After the sunset I had just pitched out a fresh bait and within seconds I felt a monster thump… I let the fish take some line and set up on it and I knew I had a good fish on… to good I thought at first because despite my heavy drag setting line was leaving the reel pretty fast on the initial run… typically what we see from small sharks, but it was soon apparent it was fighting like the right species, after several tense minutes I was able to boat a nice 21” mutton ! I was pretty stoked, this may be pretty close to my personal best and it came from 15’ of water! I reset and missed a few more bites and then the bite seemed to slow down, after about 15 minutes I again put out a fresh bait and had about a 10 minute lull with no hits, then another monster thump… set up on it and the fight was on again just like before…. Boated another nice mutton that taped out at 22”! The bite totally shut down after that and after an hour of trying to stick with it I knew there was no way I was going to be able to stay another few hours to hit the major feeding period so I packed it in and made it home early.