The sunrises are usually pretty awesome around here but with this large fire burning in Big Cypress Preserve has made them more unusual. The fire is reported to be just about out and the last report I received it had consumed over 38,000 acres. I'm going to try to get over there in the next week to see the results and hopefully get some photos of the area.
Over the Memorial Day weekend "Marker 8" Restaurant in Goodland, Fl is going to host a kayak fishing get together, more of a fun tournament along with canoe races during the day. I'm suppost to meet up with the owner, Jimmy, during the week and work out the details and then I'll make a report with more information.
Kayak fishing during the week was good but not great. You had to work a larger area to find the fish as they seemed more scattered. Very early morning was when the bite seemed to be on ! During the week a couple of nice size snook were caught along with a couple of nice size snook lost after spitting the topwater plugs.Lots of rat reds are still around along with a couple of larger ones were caught. Paul from Marco Island who fishes with me caught himself a very nice 34" Red! The Trout around here seem real scattered now catching one here and there and a couple of days there were a couple of small schools in some deeper holes. Their sizes have varied from around 16" to over 20".
One hazy morning from smoke from the fire