I was just in St Petes 2 weeks ago and the water was clean, no red tide at all. Drove around Edgemont Key but didn't see anyone on the beach, there was a pretty good sized fleet anchored near the docks. I anchored in about 10' and by the time I got rigs tied and bait on the hooks the wind kicked up hard and everyone started to leave. I spent the rest of the day driving around looking for a good spot out of the wind. There were several bridges that would have worked but I didn't think I could pull the anchor without using the motor. I never taught my wife to drive the boat so that will have to change this year!!!