Everglades Report

NELuckNELuck Posts: 4 Greenhorn
Went kayaking down in Everglades National Park in December and then headed down for a solo trip last week. The weather didn't cooperate in December but it couldn't have been more perfect the second time around. The fishing on both trips was the best it has been since I've been going down there. The snook are a little thin from the freeze the past couple of years but it is improving. The redfish and trout population is just out of control. They are everywhere. With less competition, the redfish fry from two years ago had a really large survival rate. There are 16-20 inch reds on every flat and cut.

BTW, met a member of this forum out there during my trip in December. Eric I think. Nice dude.

Picnic Key

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Storm building behind Rabbit Key

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Back in Chokoloskee

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Last week:

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Sunset on Crooked Creek

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Cooking breakfast on the chickee

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Drifting down the Lopez River on slack tide

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The Lopez Cistern. Built in the 1800 from sand, water, and shells. It has survived floods, hurricanes, and people

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Had trouble with my zoom lens out there or I would have gotten some epic shots of this guy. He was feasting on a pompano. Guess he doesn't like mullet.

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Paddled out in the gulf to enjoy the sunset off Rabbit Key

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Sunrise on Rabbit Key

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Woke up to a bobcat on Rabbit Key. Crazy stuff. I wonder how he got out there.

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Breakfast on Rabbit Key

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Osprey

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Back in Chokoloskee

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Obligatory fishing pics

Nice 31 inch snook

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Big trout were everywhere.

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So were the lower slot reds.

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