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This shows one of the canals that crisscross southern Florida...many of which are good fisheries.
As you can see, it was a "fish burp" day. For a short period of time it was so flat out there that if a fish were to burp, it'd show up on the surface.
We didn't see a single one...possibly because an onslaught of colder weather had dropped the water temps out of the permits' comfort zone.
But we did see this one fin showing on the surface. Not a permit, but possibly a tarpon.
We chased it and threw a live crab at it several times...but no go. Fish had our number.
All put back to swim another day.
We could see the baitfish leaping from the water to escape the waiting jaws.
Some did...some didn't. Too far away for a photo.
*You have to remember that we're in shallow water all the time in Florida Bay...seven feet is deep...we regularly look for fish in less than three feet of water.
Meanwhile, in other news...
• Fish Poo Helps Spread Vital Seagrass
|“Seeds from eelgrass, a type of marine grass found around the world, can survive and germinate after being eaten by three types of fish, one turtle and one type of bird…|
”It's hard to understate the importance of eelgrass and other seagrasses, which globally can store up to twice as much carbon as the world's temperate and tropical forests….”
• 21 Invasive Pythons Killed So Far In Florida Contest
|“The man known as "Alligator Ron" has a lifetime of experience in the Florida Everglades, a fleet of airboats at his disposal and knows the habitats of furry prey for large reptiles. He still couldn't lead a pack of hunters to a single Burmese python....”|