These north winds this past week or so have made things difficult but it looks like they are subsiding only there may now be some other weather headed this way maybe from a tropical storm down in the Yucatan. Hopefully it's just a little rain. The weather doesn't normally stop me from going out to kayak and fish and I've gone out a few times to fish. From the previous rain we had the bay was very muddy from all the run off from the back country. It's now clearing up to it's normal tannin color. I had assumed the fishing would be terrible but even though it was a bit slower we caught all our normal species including some trout, reds and snook. Most fish were not of any great size but some nice fish were caught.
I made it back to one back country area where it's usually less affected by the weather and this one day I had fun and caught a few decent size snook. I saw a few rolling tarpon but had no takers.
A nice backwater snook
Visiting Red Shoulder hawk
I had ordered new kayaks for the upcoming season from Native watercraft in Greenboro North Carolina and decided to take a ride and go and pick up my new boats there the other week. I decided to head to the western part of the state first to visit a friend where we took a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It just so happens that it was their peak foliage season and the tree colors were awesome to see in the area and mountains, quite a change of scenery from the Everglades lowlands.