I've spent many days just like yours in fact many days when you couldn't get out at all. That's tarpon fishing. Those guys in that guide group have sweet boats. We almost sank a $50,000 one four weeks ago. By the way, It shows that I edited your post. I didn't do it but accidently hit the edit button. If you want to wade fish try Cape San Blas. Go to the launching ramp in the State Park and fish to your right at daybreak or early in the morning. You might find some reds there. Don't go out too far. There are some huge sharks out there. Just ask Jack Gregory. Also, shuffle your feet, dont walk. The area is full of stingrays. They will get out of you way unless you step on them. Then you will get the surprise of your life. Have a great time.