Had a near shore trip today. We ran a few miles out of the Pass and found a shrimp boat cleaning out their nets. The bait was in the water less than a minute before it was picked up by a 4 ft blacktip shark. After a 20 min battle, the shark bit through the 400lbs leader and got away. With in minutes of tossing out the next bait, we were hooked up with a 3 foot blacktip. We boated the shark for a few pics before letting it go. We landed one more before the shrimp boat picked up his nets and moved on. We ran out a few more miles and found a nice weed line. While trolling we picked up a few nice kings and a small ling. after leaving the weed line, we came across a floating rope and a bucket. We picked up a nice Tripletail under the rope. On the way in we stopped a small pipe stand off Follets Island and picked up some nice spade fish.