There are a few brush fires burning now in Big Cypress Preserve which with the smoke have made for some really spectacular sunrises over the last week.
As my guiding season has now slowed down, it's given me time over the last week or so to check out some of the places I wouldn't normally visit with most customers either due to a hard access or long paddling distances. It's awesome to visit these places and fishing haunts and they most times never disappoint.
Larger snook have mostly eluded me but I have caught a ton of smaller fish which are still fun but not the adrenaline rush of the big girls. I've also caught a few nice reds along with a few crazy juvenile tarpons.
Looks like we are about into our summer weather which means getting out very early and back around noon before the super temperatures and the afternoon storms come through. If I can get a couple of good weather days this coming week plans are to paddle and fish a couple of distant places around the bay.
Closer to home, on the Barren River, a nice size redfish I sight fished, caught on a Zara Spook Jr.