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Sunset on Wednesday:
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Actually they're ibis. The Chokoloskee Chickens nickname apparently comes from an allegation that certain residents of Chokoloskee, FL [population 400, more or less] fry them up for dinner.
...so he joined me on Shoo-Fly while the rest of his clan went with Wayne on the Action Craft.
Here he holds a nice jack that avoided getting chewed by sharkie.
[Probably snacking on some goodies as any boat time not spent fishing by teenage boys is most likely spent eating.]
Most exciting part of the day on our boat was when Mat, using my 7-weight fly outfit, hooked a 80-100 lb. shark on a white Lefty's Deceiver. The fish ran the reel quickly into the backing and then bit through the wire bite tippet leaving Mat with an empty line and bruised knuckles.
Thing that got me was that I had my super shark-attractor fly in the water at the same time, very close to where Mat's fly was, and the darned shark hit his fly.
There's no justice.
• Meanwhile, in other news...
• Fly Fishing the Florida Surf
And then one day, an unexpected rise in water temp, it’s tarpon.
Photo from, and please visit this link to read the full article: FloridaSportsman.com