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Dolphin after the baitfish.

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Sunset.

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Wading out at low tide.

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Skipjacks.

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Bigeye Jack?

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Baitfish up front, snook in the back

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Lookdown.

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Pelican takeoff.

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Perfect vantagepoint for the ospreys.

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Don't go into the light :-)

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Last glimpse of the sun for the day.

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Facing the wind.

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The beach with waves.

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Calm conditions at the beach, good for sightfishing.

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A little snapper from the rocks on a schminnow.

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Calm conditions early morning, Ibis probing the sands.

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Atlantic needlefish, a pest when you try to sightfish for snook as they will intercept the fly
before the snook has even a chance to look at it.

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Ford Mustang.

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Dolphin on the hunt.

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Snook from inside the pass.

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Spotted seatrout.

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Snook.

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Dolphin on its way to the Gulf.

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Snook.

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The brown stuff is actually a collection of hundreds of baitfish that where herded by the Snook
(darker shapes) to the shore while the egrets (in the back) worked the shorline.

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Jack Crevalle - the Jacks raided the school of baitfish, an impressive sight to see a horde of jacks
racing into the shallows and see the water boil.

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Snook.

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Another jack from the school, very powerfull fish.


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Snook on the schminnow, the fly to chase Snook in shallow water.

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The water of the back bay at high tide.

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Jack crevalle.

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A calm day on the beach, Ibis feeding on the shoreline.

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A manatee coming up for air.

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Snook on the EP minnow.

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More Snook, as you can see Sook hunt in very shallow water.

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Baitfish.

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A ladyfish.

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The beach near Doctors pass.

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Snook.

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A leatherjacket locally known as skipjack as they often skip through the surface of the water.
Not recommended to hold these fish as they have sharp spines with poison.

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The lizard fish, a little monster that lives on the sandy bottom to hunt baitfish .. or flies.

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Dolphin near Doctors pass.

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Snook.

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Jack Crevalle.

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Surprise redfish.

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Lunch at Lowdermilk park.

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One of the better fisherman on the block.

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Beachpatrol on land, dolphinpatrol in the water.

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Another break at Lowdermilk.

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It is not always the sunshine state.

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Dolphins in the bay.

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Snook.

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Rough water outside = many catfish about, watch out for the spines in the fins as they are
poisenous and you will be sorry when you get stung.
This is a Hardhead catfish, pretty rare to catch them on the fly but when its rough in the Gulf you
can catch these or even better the Gaftopsail catfish whom are larger.

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Ladyfish, normally abundant but on this trip in October pretty rare, the big fish are fun to catch.

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Some of the inlet scenery.

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The results of a coldfront and West winds, murky water loaded with seaweed.
Fish will still be there but flyfishing will be virtually impossible.

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Spotted seatrout from the bay.

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Puppy redfish galore in the bay.

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Railroad vine, one of the pioneering plants on the beach.

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After the coldfront, still murky water but fish present at the beach.
On this last day of my vacation I spotted the third shark in the water.
Two fins where visible in the surface water, the shark was actively hunting and heading for the beach
right at the moment when a man with his small daughter entered the water.
The man noticed the shark only when it was right in front of him, he got out very fast.
I guess the shark was after the baitfish but probably a good reason to avoid wading during low visibility
in the water when sharks are present.

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Don't know what plant this is but I bet a non-native vine that completely engulfed the local palms
at the beach access.

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An osprey.

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Railroad Vine.

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Great Egret.


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And again, more bad weather ...

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Tricolored Heron.

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Baitfish at one of the rock jetty's

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Cormorants.

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Naples sunset.

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Downtown Naples, 5th. Ave. South after sunset

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Bald Eagles.

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Gordon drive and surroundings.

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Sunset at the beach.

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Snowy egrets.

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Sanderlings.