The water was very muddy and the area was like an oasis. In the area were a few gators hanging around and in deeper spots there were some large tarpon and sharks feeding on the mullet which I watched throughout the morning. I tried fishing where I could and caught a couple of snook but as I fished I had to keep an eye out for the sharks who seemed to be everywhere. A few times I had some big fish swim under my boat and one shark that kept circling me, pretty bizarre. With this being like an oasis there were a lot of birds around feeding along the shorelines. I think I saw every heron and egret species we have in this area along with other shorebirds and spoonbills. I watched flocks of white pelicans fly over but don’t know where they landed. I wish my photography skills were better.
Around one or so there was enough water to start and head out of the area, I had to portage my boat a few feet in the tunnel. When I made it back to Chokoloskee bay I made a few casts and had my last excitement of the day when I hooked up with a large snook which made a nice run but threw the hook with a head shake. Probably for the best, I was pretty tired at this point.