Bruce went on to catch and release lots of fish on fly including a small bull shark that also ate the black fly on sight, and a very nice fat speckled trout. Here's the pic
It was taken on a Whitewater Clouser, size 2/0
Over on the west side of the Park I fished local anglers Clint Crawford and Bill Miller out of Everglades City. That day we had shots at snook almost too big to describe - the little ones were in the 15lb range the biggest girl looked to be almost 30lbs --- all of them with lockjaw (and it's pretty tough to get shot after shot at trophy sized snook that were entirely too suspicious). Later that day after we'd caught small snook and a variety of other fish, Clint scored with a very nice red in sight fishing conditions... here's the pic
it was taken on an LBJ (that's little brown jig for those that don't run the backcountry)... a great catch and release on light line.
The next day I was back at Flamingo where we caught lots of trout, this small grouper...
and lost another after a short fight that was much, much bigger. While young Adrian was using spinning gear, his dad George was fly fishing. We finally found a few large tarpon laid up inside Whitewater Bay in the afternoon but the wind conditions were marginal at best. He did get shots at fish in the 100lb and above range at pretty close quarters but we weren't able to get him any really good shots. Still, there's something about giant fish hanging motionless in three to four feet of water that really get your attention (even if you only get the shot so close that it's hard to cast....).
If the weather will stay mild this next two months in the 'Glades will be pure magic.. Everything's biting now or at least making an appearance....