Fortunately, I haven't completely wasted my time. I've recently started making plans for some fishing trips in the coming year:
Pensacola, FL: I'm definitely making another trip to Pensacola to do some more camping and fishing hopefully this Spring. Spring is supposed to be a good time for just about everything in Pensacola. I'm talking trout, redfish, mackerel, ladyfish, pompano... whatever I can get!
Carrabelle, FL: I'm considering a trip to Carrabelle for Tarpon. Tarpon make the trip up the west coast of Florida in the Spring, and Carrabelle is supposed to be a great place to sight fish for them. I'm wondering if they can be sight fished from kayak or on foot instead of dropping $500 for a guide. This trip is probably the least likely, but we will see...
Alabama: Camping trip to the Talladega National Forest in Alabama in search of redeye bass. The redeye bass is a small species of bass that lives in small, cool streams in Alabama and elsewhere and is supposed to be particularly fun on a fly rod.
|Redeye bass - a very pretty fish. Photo source.|
Mississippi: I hope to spend plenty of days this year on the Mississippi barrier islands by way of the ferry and the goodwill of friends, but I am planning one specific adventure of kayaking out to Horn Island and spending the weekend there. I now have all the necessary seakayaking equipment, and I just need to practice flipping over and getting back in. For anyone else interested in seakayaking, this is an awesome website for learning seakayak maneuvers.
Leave a comment if you have any advice for these trips!