After the crappy weather over the weekend the forecast for today was pretty decent. Back to sunny skies and into the eighties. With the outgoing tide in the bay I went out early and kayak fished and did some exploring. The first two fish caught were a couple of small barracuda's. I very seldom catch them in the bay. I fished a couple of my spots riding the tide out and ended up fishing an area off of Chokoloskee Pass. I found a new trout spot and caught a couple of dozen of them, a couple were about 20" and a couple were silver trout. Afterwards I poled and sight fished a large open area along shorelines looking for a red but had no luck in finding one. Although I've fished this area in the past I never really had much success but seeing it today on a real low tide there are a few spots that look real promising and I'll be back to explore it more. A few other fish caught today were a couple of small gag groupers, some ladyfish and one jack. I didn't see one red or snook.
On my way back I stopped and took a few pictures of the white pelicans that spend the winter here in the bay.