Just thought I'd give you guys a little update on the surf fishing. Been hitting the beach and fishing for an hour or so before dark. Lots of small bait fish grouped up in the surf. Been catching a bunch of spanish and gar on small spoons and crystal minnows. The gar really surprised me, I've never got into them while fishing down here. Just a few big ones on the Outer Banks. These were about the same size as the spanish, a pound or two. Highlight of the evening: My bro was reeling in a spanish and right when he got him into the surf, a pig snook started following it. This sucker was HUGE! I tossed a yo zuri minnow at him, he quickly turned off the spanish and onto my bait, but never struck, just lazily swam behind it. Fired at him a few more times before he swam back under and out of sight. Awesome sight for sure, would have gone 20+ for sure. Besides that, picked up a few cudas on the boat not too far offshore and lost a sail a little farther off. Baits kind of hard to find. Really have to work at it. The water temp has been HOT. Just outside the inlet was 80 degrees. Good luck!