With the overnight rain and me getting up early to leave the Fisher King didn't make the morning fishing on the dock. He was kind of upset when he finally rolled out of bed a couple miles down the intercoastal. We stopped at MarineMax of Venice to fuel up. Notice they do not open until 8:30! We were lucky they opened a little early for us and we went on toward Cayo Costa.
As we crossed Lemon Bay it became apparent that it was not a good location for mullet. There must have been 10,000 dead mullet floating around the bay. Anyone know why?
We were content to motor all the way until after the zig zag at Gasparilla Sound. Once in Gasparilla we sailed to Cayo Costa. The water seems to get skinnier here every trip.
We actually explored the island a little more than just the ice cream at the ranger's station. We took the trolly ride to the other side and were highly disappointed. The beach was barren sand with little to no shells. The sand was covered in a black coating making it just unpleasant to look at. The Fisher King had chosen not to bring the camera so we have no photos of the day out.