07 January 2015

• #07: Islamorada Journal 2015…07 JAN “Lots of Clouds, Not Many Fish”

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Flower. Don't have a clue as to what kind it is...but the color is spec-tac.


Edge of a palm frond that is showing signs of old age...sort of like grey hair.


Feisty mangrove shoot has attached itself to the coral in the boat basin wall.


Wayne brought friends Jim and Shep over via Tavernier Creek and the infamous "toilet seat" ditch; the latter is a run through shallow water that, for some reason, the locals have lined with posts with old toilet seats hanging off them.

Here Wayne acts as pole man to get Jim's Mako through the tight turn at the top of the boat basin "G" entrance.



Wayne joined me on Shoo-Fly and Jim and Shep followed in the Mako.


Gorgeous clouds over the mainland all the time we were out there.


Charley B. stopped by; he'd been catching Jacks in one of the ditches and in the process got spooled by a shark. The shark took off with Charley's bait and the reel wasn't strong enough to stop the fish...so the line goes all the way down to the bare reel spool and then..."pop."


Here Jim and Shep follow us through a ditch marked by signposts on either side.


We did catch some fish, but the muds which had been so productive the days before were nowhere to be found today...and none of today's fish were worth a photo...so....


Wednesday's sunset.
Thursday's weather forecast: "SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS. NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS AND
GUSTY...DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS LATE. BAY WATER VERY ROUGH.
"

Sounds like no fishing on Thursday.

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