north florida - wild florida - mcgriff pass

By: marsHen , 11:30 AM GMT on February 06, 2014

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05:40, 52f, overcast. roosters crowing. guardian sleeping in front. pup wants to play. not now.. pup spots deer in donkey woodlot.
09:00, blow-out tide falling on the suwannee river. 48f, NE wind, 10 knts. sampling the fishes of the suwannee river delta from cat island to mcgriff then up the river to do boat sets since tide was too low to get to 4 sites up north by bumblebee.. catches were low and the bait seine catches mirrored the catches from earlier this week with the additions of a few hundred young-of-the-year
mullet less than 2 inches long. big seine's catches were low also - a few juvenile trout, pinfish, and a lady fish at cat isl. and 2 large channel cats at mcgriff. the weather wasn't pleasant - gray, cold, an occasional light rain, overcast and no sun. a light chop and tricky navigating across the shallows to cat. water temperature in upper 50's felt cold. poor visibility due to tannin staining the water. over-the-ankles mud that could suck your boots off. we did a lot of muddy sets due to the low tide. not many birds. brown pelicans, cormorants, ducks out by the reefs.
14:30, tide coming in on river, NE wind, 8 knts. 53f. a rough day but beautiful out on the river with the leafless silver-trunked trees and the golden encompassing marsh grasses,
17:40, 56f, overcast and drizzling. beef is for supper. shared with pup. hay to all. lambs playing in barn. been chilly all day.
20:00, raining hard. waiting for lull to feed dogs.
21:30, 48f, overcast, foggy. probably will rain a bit more. rain held up dog's dinner. guardian barking behind workshop. pup ready to go inside and leave the cold puddles..

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1. Skyepony (Mod)
2:11 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
My turkey tom has been gobbling his head off this morning. Some low flying, loud plane (which he despises) set him off first thing.
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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.