north florida - suwannee delta

By: marsHen , 9:59 AM GMT on June 28, 2012

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05:30, 65F, clear. stars out. roosters crowing, songbirds tuning up. yellow dogs under pear tree. going out on the water.
08:30, high tide on the suwannee. all of our sets were either in the delta or in the back creeks to the north. water was higher than usual but not excessively. the water was very dark with tannin. there was just enough breeze to keep the bugs away. partly cloudy. we did 2 pulls with the 600' seine and 5 with the bait net. lots of juvenile anchovies in the back creeks. otherwise we got a little bit of most everything we usually catch - stingrays, catfish, mullet, baitfish, reds, ladies, sheepsheads. and several lovely gray snapper. they are beautiful fish. the water was chilly at first. we passed one small peat island where the storm had smashed all the vegetation. every blade of marsh grass was laying flat on the ground,
pointing to the east..
15:30, 85F, blue skies and sunny at the farm. have feed to unload in the back of the truck, eventually.
21:10, 75F, fog rising. got feed unloaded, fed everyone, walked inside dogs, got 4 eggs. b'rer rabbit tantalizing dogs in the lane. stars out. waxing gibbous moon over the sheep pasture. good night.

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About marsHen

marine biologist around the Suwannee River delta. Raise Cracker sheep on an old Cracker farm ~ 12 mi. (as the crow flies) from the Gulf.