There are two things happening in the world of flats fishing right now that are just major bummers.
First is Florida. Billions of gallons of nutrient rich polluted water are pouring out of Lake Okeechobee and the impact to inland fishing in Florida is likely to be fairly disastrous. The Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River are taking the main brunt of this and their estuaries are going to have a hard time surviving. A sad situation with deep roots.
Next is Belize. Leonardo DiCaprio (DeCrapio??) is getting attention for his environmental actions and not the positive kind. Blackadore Cay, bought by DiCaprio a few years back, is the site he plans to build some real BS eco-resort that disregards local laws and the importance of the area to the people who live there now and make their living from the waters just off the shore of Blackadore.
Now, just because you’ve had to mentally go through those two total BS stories… here’s some eye candy in the form of some pretty bad-ass looking fish.
I kind of always thought Milkfish looked ugly… but I’m changing my mind on that.
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Tags: Belize, Florida, Indian River Lagoon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Milkfish
Love that Milkfish video. I may be going to Hawaii in May as a tag along on my wife’s company trip. I was researching Hawaii bonefishing, and saw there is also a real population of Milkfish (not forgetting the variety of trevally either). So if I go, I’ll have to have a couple milkfish flies just in case.