I stopped at Nana Vettas, hoping to get some breakfast while waiting for the storm to pass. The power was knocked out there, and also at the Capri Fish House when I arrived there at 9am. Mike Devlin and a couple of other kayakers were just leaving as I arrived. I drove an hour to get there... I'm sticking it out!!!
A little bit dark overhead, but it looks good over the Gulf!
That's the direction that the storm blew in from... looks promising!
I'm feeling pretty positive about the weather, so I start geting my kayak & gear ready to go. Note the outdoor furniture, knocked over by the wind.
Blue skies... shinin' on me... nothin' but blue skies... do I see! BTW, fair weather paddlers... I launched at 9:50am.
This snowy egret was catching baitfish while perched on a red mangrove root
An osprey watches me fishing.
He seems unimpressed.
A nice one - 25". I used a white & chartreuse bucktail jig, tipped with a red & gold glitter DOA paddle tail.
They're more bronze, than red, but I didn't name them!
This immature white ibis seemed a little more impressed with my fishing skills.
You can tell that they are immature, because they tell a lot of "toilet humor" jokes.
Almost surreal, isn't it?
Mangrove tree snails.
Here's the whole picture.
I met another kayak fisher near Canon Island, and he took this picture for me.
I re-named Mr. Redfish. He is now, Mr. Dinner.