I didn't count how many species of fish and other sea creatures came aboard yesterday while fishing with my friend Denny, but I think it was at least a dozen ... if you count the clump of oysters I hooked.
It was a great day for spotting sea turtles, young ones mostly ... hubcap size to trash can lid size. They seemed to be everywhere. We move a lot when we fish, only staying in one spot as long as the fish are cooperating. Each time we zipped off to some new hole or bump in the bottom, sea turtles showed up.
Near the end of our day, as I tried to trick a
Blacktips are very common around here. Around Cedar Key, you catch them anywhere from cute little foot-long pups to scary, bite your arm off adults, usually while fishing for some other species.
I love getting to see a shark up close, so I never see them as a nuisance. The one below was about 3 feet long..
|A classically sharky dorsal fin at the surface.|