Sunday, July 31, 2011

Summer Heat in the Everglades

Not to dwell on how warm it's been, it sure has been damn hot this summer ! The kayak fishing is holding it's own and every time out into Chokoloskee bay the fishing has been fairly successful. With this warmer weather the rule is get out early to find some feeding fish. One morning three of us fished the bay and I was the only one to find them. In kind of a what I would call a basin area surrounded with oyster bars on three sides were a school of snook of different sizes feeding in the area. It was a bit of a surprise as this was normally one of my early morning redfish spots. Throwing a topwater plug I had a few (larger) fish  completely breach the water attacking the plug, but missing it. It's pretty exciting to witness this and I would have been happy just to see this without catching anything but I did end up with catching a few of them, two were over thirty inches. A tough but successful morning.
Yesterday a small group of us went to a different part of the bay. This day everyone was successful and caught some fish including a few flounder, jacks, ladyfish, redfish, trout, snook and one small grouper.   

A nice Chokoloskee bay Snook

Sunrise Trout

Rich jr with a nice pretty Red

Night Heron

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