Home in Port Charlotte
High of 89, 30% chance of afternoon showers
Caught and released 3rd snook of my Florida life this morning at 8AM from my floating dock.
Hi tide was at 7:01. It was slack for quite a while but at 8 I pitched a skitter walk top water lure perfectly under the mangroves across the canal from me. (Rare)
I let it sit still for about 20 secs and popped it...BAM!
He was only about 18" so, even in season he'd earn a release, but it was still a line sider.
What a great start to a Sunday morning.
I used the floating dock to remove a great deal of pepper trees from the canal shoreline.
I have replanted five small Manngrove trees and am trying to continue to repopulate the canal with mangroves instead of peppers.
I will be visiting Key Largo again Monday night and Tuesday morning for work and hope to bring some more mangrove trees home in pots with me. My colleagues there have a contract at a high-end waterside resort. They have to remove mangroves from the marina and they put them in pots and give them to me.
There is a new tropical system in the Atlantic, east, southeast of Florida. They are calling it Invest 97. There are a few models that have it coming near Homestead/Miami. But it is still several days away from any kind of a definitive track.