Surprised I didn’t see ya. I did the same thing.
I'm not saying you absolutely should have dumped those Nile Perch in the Hillsborough River but maybe, lol.I used to fly fish the canals for peacocks in Ft. Lauderdale. Fun fish to catch and also oscars.
Back in the day I used to work at Busch Gardens in their zoological department when I was at USF. We used to hold all the contraband animals for the Tampa area. One summer we had a tank full of juvi Nile Perch. Not tilapia, but the monsters that could grow to 7 feet from Africa. Had those crazy mirrored eyes. Anyways, they sure would be fun to catch. This state is over run with everything else anyways.
There are a few ramps on both sides of I 75. Do your homework bro. Google earth is that good.Yeah my son and I have discussed hitting those canals for a day trip, any other good spots to launch down there? On the way down to the keys we stopped off the Tamiami Trail for a few hours to fish and I caught a pretty big Oscar. Was kind of surreal to catch a fish you'd normally see in a pet store lol.
We didn't catch any peacocks tho, saw them but they weren't biting. Definitely on the bucket list to catch a peacock.
Could you post a map link to the spot you launched? I don't remember seeing any exits off Alligator Alley to do that.