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#1 caloosa bug

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 09:59 AM

Fisheating Creek. The only free flowing waterway that empties into Lake Okeechobee.

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 10:04 AM

Nice.
Reminds me a lot the Loxahatchee, truly a gem in Palm Beach County.
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#3 caloosa bug

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 10:08 AM

Ya. I love it there. Beautiful place to camp, swim, and fish. Nice cool water too.

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 10:19 AM

The Lox is a pain to fish on weekends, full of canoers and kayakers doing the scenic trails. But, it is heaven if you can escape on a weekday.
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Posted 24 July 2016 - 10:33 AM

Sweet!  I'm envious.  I've never been out there this time of year.  On the bucket list that's for sure.

 

The Loxahatchee is great.  I agree it can get crowded, but it's so worth it if you can time it right.



#6 caloosa bug

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 11:20 PM

I've never been out in lox. I lived in wp for a year and still never went out there. The creek is cool. You see a few other people and a couple of groups of paddlers, but nowhere near a crowd. We like to load everything up in the boat and leave on a Friday morning. Set up a camp on the creek bank and stay till Sunday.

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 12:11 AM

Looks like a blast Jason!Gorgeous area!
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Posted 30 July 2016 - 02:57 AM

That is a beautiful area and one of the few spots left of unspoiled Florida. I was out there back in March and it was beautiful weather that time of year. Cruised around the river and fished for a couple of hours but didn't get much, and it didn't matter because the scenery was incredible. 



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 05:29 PM

It was a great day on the creek today. Didn't do much fishing. Lots of cruising and swimming in the cool flowing water. Love this place. 

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 05:54 PM

Swimming? No gators and water mocassins over there?
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 07:35 PM

Or brain eating amoeba or flesh eating bacteria?

 

Fresh and salt water isn't made for swimming ... it's only good for fishing.

 

Swim in a pool, if you must swim ... or not at all, my favorite option.

 

 

BUT ... that is some beautiful Scenery you've photographed, Caloosa.


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#12 caloosa bug

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 07:47 PM

Both are there. We only saw a couple gators today, but they mostly swim away. Plenty of moccasins too, you just have to watch out.  

 

Ameoba smeeba,  you just need to have a tannic creek bath once in a while to know it's healing powers.



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 08:08 PM

LOL  I'll take your word for it.  Contrary to popular belief ... there is NO fountain of Youth in Florida.  Trust me, I've searched.


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 08:20 PM

My people have known that for centuries! :D
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#15 caloosa bug

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:56 AM

Whoo hoo. The creek has risen. It has been too low to navigate since November. The gauge has been negative for the last 2 months. Thanks to a couple weeks of much needed rain, we can finally get back to this beautiful piece of old Florida. The fishing won't be any good for a while, but at least we can get back to camping.

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