Friday, January 21, 2011

Everglades Exploring and Kayak Fishing, January 21, 2011

If I'm not kayaking and fishing there is a good chance you'll find me hiking and exploring different areas in Fakahatchee Strand and Big Cypress National Preserve. These areas are mostly the Cypress swamps and saw grass prarie lands of the Everglades. I will write more about these areas in the future. You can find more onfo on these areas at Fakahatchee and Big Cypress .

Broad Wing Hawk

Fakahatchee White Tail

I managed to get out and kayak fish twice during the week. One day in some backwaters and with fishing a little slow we still caught a few snook. I missed hooking up with a nice size tarpon right at the boat as it came up and missed my plug as I was pulling it up out of the water.
 I met up with John Morran up at Isle's of Capri to do some kayak fishing on the other day. John was interested in learning how to fish the area in kayaks. We had fun in one spot for a few hours playing with the trout. The area seemed to be full of speckled and silver trout and ladyfish. After a few hours of fishing there, we were then overrun by a pod of dophins who came in to feed and proceed to ruin the fishing for us. It was fun while it lasted and it was still cool to see these dolphins at work! We moved on after and explored a couple of other areas before calling it a day.

It's just a matter of time, maybe a month or two before the rookeries may be in full swing. The pelicans and area egrets and herons appear to be changing into their mating plummage and colors.

 John with a nice Silver Trout

Mom Flipper with baby

Little Blue Heron

Tri-Colored Heron

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