north florida - wild florida - dan-may creek

By: marsHen , 11:45 AM GMT on November 08, 2012

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05:40, 40F, clear. waning horned moon, venus, and jupiter brightly shining.. lovely skies this morning. roosters waking. yellow dogs at back door, pups out.. oatmeal with apricot jam for breakfast.
08:50, medium tide falling at suwannee. 50's, north wind, 8 knts. sunny. worked north and south of east pass. mostly bait/juvenile sets, but 2 sets with the 600 ft. seine that pulled in a variety of fish - redfish, speckled trout, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, black drum, mullet, several young-of-the-year (YOY) snook about a ft. long.. in the bait seine the 1st YOY redfish and mullet showed up - all less than 1.5" long.
the suwannee estuary is a productive estuary. one lone small alligator sunning on a mud bank. ospreys. brown pelicans. coots. a chilly but pleasant day. water temps ranged from 16C, 61F along the shoreline, to 18C, 64F, in the back creeks. the climbing astors are in full bloom, the cypress are rusty colored. the water was clear in the back creeks.
15:30, low 60's, partly cloudy, partly sunny. a north breeze. guard dog spent the day in the yard with the yellow dogs and met me when I came back to the farm. let pup out and sat in yard for a bit.
17:30, 55F, still no eggs. a deer in the woodlot. chili for supper.
18:40, 52F, clear enough for the stars come out. good night.

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