Paddling the coastal flats is glorious in itself, though good photos can be tough because of the shallow expanse.
It's always gravy when you can throw in a few fish.
Most of the day, cameras were aimed at birds, a few shots came out nice.
Early morning, high tide, just across the channel and entering the pass onto Lighthouse Lakes
South into the grass trail found some sheltered slick water - perfect for hunting fish sign, though we didn't find much
gliding into the morning
deep into the trail, a roseate spoonbill lit by the sun
there it is, trail marker 21 - got out for some stalking
first fish sign of the day - fished my Issac 8-1/2' 6/7 para and Ocean Prince with floating line
an ibis that hasn't had her fill of brine shrimp (the lighthouse in the back)
these pelicans were not going to give up their duck blind, were completely unimpressed by us, and watched us sight-fishing their nervous water
ladyfish - these are a blast on a flyrod - here with a spool swap to a slime line in a knee-deep hole
here we came back to the pass draining the lake, the tide is falling, I have my Teeny rigged on Sage RPLX7, and it's bent
by a respectable black drum - these are always the proudest catch on the flats
one more shot with the boat
Stevo's hot shot of a spoonbill