Hey y'all, my buddy and I just went down to 10k islands for the first time and fished it. We had done a bunch of research and spoke to several guys, both from this site and captains down there, got some incredible advise on what to look for and how to fish it. We started out hitting the water at 6am, 2 hours before the major and 4 hours until peak high tide. We headed straight to the barrier islands, found a great point, deep ledge which butted up to a flat. We used both artificial and live shrimp, and we slayed them. After an hour or so we headed south and fished all day until about 10pm. We managed to catch a little bit of everything...snook (very plentiful, but short), mangrove snappers (short but everywhere), reds, jacks, flounder, and the elusive catfish lol. What a great day fishing. The morning until about 11:45 was awesome, slowed down until about 330 pm. I ended up losing my push pole somewhere on 75 but minus that, a great time and I can't wait to go again.