Cypress Hill

With November in full swing beards are starting to get long and things begin to sizzle in backcountry. Fish begin to make the move into the sticks. This transition period is difficult to accurately get but a major signal that sends fish moving to the muddy bays where fresh water mixes with salt is the drop of water temperatures. Tarpon, snook, redfish, black drum , gar all frequent these area and congregate. This time of the only means hacking away new trails into the thick vegetation full of mosquito’s and spiders Trails seemed to go on for ever and full of work. The light at the end of these tunnels are gratifying. Giant snook lay in prey and happy to eat a small fly. Tarpon will congregate in deeper eddies and roll early in the morning making for some great aerial shows in the misty foggy mornings. These muddy bottom estuary’s are full of life as the tempts dip. The cohabitation of different species of fish make it even more rewarding to make the hard labor trips carrying gear and navigating the maze of the backcountry mangrove tunnels. Making your way from Cypress tree cover in moss into marshy area that transcend into mangrove jungles is what makes these expeditions worth doing. The diversity of the Everglades dumfounding with so many different habits interacting and cohabiting to make a work flow of area that exchange animals, water and nutrients to make it all work.

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Cheers Alex Tejeda

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