Two laps of Florida

January 5, 2014

Part 5:  The way home

That night Ken and I took a party boat out from Miami.  We caught a lot of grunts and I got a lucky porgy as well!  This time I took my time and got some good pictures of the porgy’s fins and dentature so we could identify it.

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As we continued our drive north, we fished Sebastian Inlet the next day.  Conditions continued to be rough and the prime spot at the end of the pier was crammed with people.  I didn’t catch much on this day, just some blennies in the evening which I believe are hairy blennies.  Someone else did catch a huge sheepshead through!

Edit April 6, 2015:  Noting that the body stripes on this blenny continue to the edges of the dorsal fin, this one is most likely a new species for me.

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On our last fishing day Ken and I checked out a neat spot just north of Orlando that Pat, a fellow species hunter, had suggested to us.  It delivered our lifer seminole killifish, but unfortunately I somehow lost my pictures for this day of fishing.  It was a beautiful fish in a beautiful locale.

After New Year’s with Ken’s family, it was time to head home.  A roller coaster of a trip filled with the highest highs and some lows, and all the while a test of how little sleep I can function on.  37 38 (Edit April 6, 2015) new species of fish for the life list and the discovery of the shark needle in the ocean haystack.

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