Time again for a fishing update (I know how you've been on the edge of your seat to know if I've had any successful outings since I reported the last time).
The answer is yes, I have. And still trying to figure out exactly what I'm catching.
To that last point, my neighbor Barry has been a lifesaver, lending me his copy of "Sport Fish of Florida: 231 Species, Food Values, Methods and Ranges."
Armed with my light tackle rod and reel. a bag of shrimp, a bench on the IntraCoastal and the book, I was able to ID this recent catch:
So pretty, right? I was positive this must be called something like Golden Sunfish, or a Florida Dazzling Sunburst. Wrong. According to the book, it's a "Porkfish." Now who came up with that one? And what were they thinking?
Here's another catch:
This one I'm not sure about, although there is some resemblance to a Sheepshead. Here we go with those names again!
Well, that's the report for this time around. The way I figure it, I only have about 226 species to go before I have mastered Florida fishing. (I better get busy!)
Yes, I know it's spelled like "Jerry." No, I don't know why it's pronounced "Gary."