Dolphin after the baitfish.
Wading out at low tide.
Baitfish up front, snook in the back
Perfect vantagepoint for the ospreys.
Don't go into the light :-)
Last glimpse of the sun for the day.
Facing the wind.
The beach with waves.
Calm conditions at the beach, good for sightfishing.
A little snapper from the rocks on a schminnow.
Calm conditions early morning, Ibis probing the sands.
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.
Dolphin on the hunt.
Snook from inside the pass.
Dolphin on its way to the Gulf.
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.
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.
Another jack from the school, very powerfull fish.
Snook on the schminnow, the fly to chase Snook in shallow water.
The water of the back bay at high tide.
A calm day on the beach, Ibis feeding on the shoreline.
A manatee coming up for air.
Snook on the EP minnow.
More Snook, as you can see Sook hunt in very shallow water.
The beach near Doctors pass.
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.
The lizard fish, a little monster that lives on the sandy bottom to hunt baitfish .. or flies.
Dolphin near Doctors pass.
Lunch at Lowdermilk park.
One of the better fisherman on the block.
Beachpatrol on land, dolphinpatrol in the water.
Another break at Lowdermilk.
It is not always the sunshine state.
Dolphins in the bay.
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.
Ladyfish, normally abundant but on this trip in October pretty rare, the big fish are fun to catch.
Some of the inlet scenery.
The results of a coldfront and West winds, murky water loaded with seaweed.
Fish will still be there but flyfishing will be virtually impossible.
Spotted seatrout from the bay.
Puppy redfish galore in the bay.
Railroad vine, one of the pioneering plants on the beach.
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.
Don't know what plant this is but I bet a non-native vine that completely engulfed the local palms
at the beach access.
And again, more bad weather ...
Baitfish at one of the rock jetty's
Downtown Naples, 5th. Ave. South after sunset
Gordon drive and surroundings.
Sunset at the beach.