Fishing for Amazon Peacock Bass & Other Exotics in Florida
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Fishing for Amazon Peacock Bass & Other Exotics in Florida

Peacock bass and other exotic fish species both introduced and invasive make South Florida a unique sportsman’s paradise. besides some of the best fishing grounds for tarpon, bonefish, snook, permit, sailfish, etc. our local waters also host a smorgasbord of fish from the Amazon as well as other tropical areas. the big draw here for…

Fishing in a Saltwater Mangrove Forest

Fishing in a Saltwater Mangrove Forest

After the saltwater flats, my favorite place to fish is among the mangroves. Mosquitos and saltwater crocs be damned. Their tangled underwater root system and structures create an environment and ecosystem unlike any other in the world, and present very unique challenges to fishing. The mangrove ecosystem 101 Mangroves live along shores, rivers, and estuaries in…

Beach & Bay Cleanup Day

Beach & Bay Cleanup Day

Not everyday on the water is a fishing day. Sometimes you have to volunteer and pay it forward by doing your part to keep the environment clean and safe. Since the start of the pandemic I have been volunteering at Biscayne National Park to participate in beach and shoreline cleanups. Biscayne National Park, is more…

Off Roading in Big Cyprus National Preserve
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Off Roading in Big Cyprus National Preserve

Located some 75 miles west from Miami, but a world away, Big Cypress National Preserve is a diverse landscape, where one can see cypress and mangroves, alligators, and panther tracks all in one day! It’s west of the Everglades and very swampy. Fresh off my Bronco Off-roadeo training in the Texas Hill Country (see blog…

Extreme Geographical Points: the southern tip of mainland  US

Extreme Geographical Points: the southern tip of mainland US

Like the Johnny cash song, I’ve been everywhere man … I’ve crossed all geographic lines of demarcation by foot (Greenwich Mean and Arctic Circle) and all the others by US Navy ship (both tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, International Date Line and the Equator) , except the Antarctic circle. I’ve hiked through every type of…