After launching the kayak, I didn't fish immediately. I just paused and drifted with the current and enjoyed the view and tranquility of being on a kayak on an estuarine river. It was awesome. I thought to my self, this is the way to end the year. Here is what it looks like while drift fishing on a kayak. It was totally awesome.
The first hookup was from a 2kg Mangrove Jack. I was able to land this one. One thing is odd, though, the color is not the usual maroon-brown. This one is golden brown. This one was not released. It went to the new year dinner table.
The last hookup ended my fishing trip. I was casting on the edge of a fallen mangrove tree when it struck. Even when my drag was locked down, it still managed to pull some line and dove under the trunk of the tree. I was planning to dive under to retrieve the lure and the fish but the current was too strong. I tried to pull the line and when I thought I was about to gain the line, the leader snapped. Dang!
Anyway, at least I know I have one fish to look forward to next summer.