This morning I got up at 3 am. After chugging down some lava java, I hit the road for a two hour drive from Orlando to Crystal River, Fl. It rained for at least 90% of the drive up, but I still tried to be optimistic.
Kings Bay is an area that is continually changing throughout the year. During the coldest of winter months it becomes the home to hundreds of manatee. This draws quite the crowd of tourists. However, having grown up in the area, I know darn well that the manatee are not the only animals that take refuge here during this time. When water temperatures in the gulf begin to dip snook, snapper, jack, sea trout, and tarpon all come to bask in the warm waters of the bay.
This is a time that I look forward to each year. You can often find me stalking these waters in my canoe or kayak looking to cast my fly at a monster.
Here is a short video from this mornings adventure!