Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Last Stand

For anyone that has been following my blog over the last few years you have probably noticed that in the majority of my photos you rarely have seen any signs of civilization. This is not intentional but this is how it still is in the Everglades, Thank God. Kayaking and fishing a couple times recently just north of here in the Marco Island and Naples area reminded me of how lucky I am to be here in the Everglades. I feel privileged. It's not perfect here but I'm so glad I don't have to deal with the ignorant boaters and psychotic jet skiers on a regular bases as it seems is the norm from what I  hear and what I experience just about every time I go to these areas. I prefer the natural scenery vs looking at the generic concrete structures that line most of the waterways.

The Everglades still one of largest wilderness areas in the country is not what it once was but with the efforts of many it will stay mostly protected as it is from more development and destruction. With promises of restoration by the federal and state government's it will take many years to restore many of the problems that man created. It will always be a constant battle with the self centered politicians and the endless push by the greedy and careless developers.   

 Nice Everglades Snook !

Having fun fishing with Andy again in some mosquito infested creeks for Tarpon up in the backwaters

Non-Native, Cuban " Knight Anole" lizard about 30" long, largest of the anole type of lizards.

Young local Tri-Colored Heron


  1. wow senior! i have been checking out your blog for a while now. i know how you feel (kinda) from fishing on the hudson for large and small mouth, to hitting the mountain streams for ANY trout i can hook. the different fish is no comparison to the water destruction. my wife and i are real proud of you man!!!

  2. fritz (after looking through pics again)wiselyJuly 13, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    your "new spot" sure beats gordon's pass ,huh?

  3. Nice Everglades Snook is a beautiful fish..nice article very informative.thanks for sharing.

  4. Loved the exploration. I am glad to visit here.

  5. Great I got the nice article super-strong small different work and exploration!