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  1. The Solunar Theory and Ten Thousand Islands June 27

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    Fished with my buddy Mike south of Chokoloskee in the Ten Thousand Islands area of the Everglades National Park yesterday. Based on my planning the night before, conditions on Saturday looked to be very favorable for an excellent day. We anticipated the best time of day to be from first light...
  2. Ten Thousand Islands June 20

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    A line in Ray Wylie Hubbard's song Mother Blues goes "And the days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, well, I have really good days." Yesterday was the summer solstice, our longest day of the year and the first day of astronomical summer in the Northern Hemisphere. I was...
  3. Ten Thousand Islands February 15, 2020

    Fishing Reports
    First time back out on the water with my skiff since knee surgery January 2. 3rd qt. moon (55% visible), sunrise at 6:56 a.m. Weather report called for intervals of clouds and sun with slight chance of rain (15%). Winds were expected NE at 10-15, pressure was steady around 30.17'. High tide at...
  4. Ten Thousand Islands Independence Day 2019

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    Solo trip to Chokoloskee to fish the Ten Thousand Islands yesterday and check out some areas I have not fished. 3:57 a.m. high tide meant only a little bit of out-going water to fish before the slack tide. I launched at OR around 6:15 a.m. to one of the most beautiful sunrises ever. Fishing...
  5. Ten Thousand Islands June 15

    Fishing Reports
    Pleased to have Captain Tom join me on the Professional today for a trip to Chokoloskee to fish the Ten Thousand Islands. Weather forecast was sketchy for the afternoon so we knew we'd have to get it done in the morning. We launched at Outdoor Resorts at 6:15--low tide at Chokoloskee was at...
  6. Ten Thousand Islands January 5

    Fishing Reports
    First time on the water in 2019. Mike and I launched his Maverick HPX-18 from OR before first light. Weatherman was asleep at the wheel again--brisk winds from the NW blowing in the mild front that was on its way, overcast skies and cool. Outgoing tide until the tide change at about 9:10 a.m...