Saturday morning consisted of putting the kayak in at Trout Creek in Orangdale. I didn't realize how crowded that feeder creek to the St. John's River got during the weekends. Everybody seemed to be out in their party barges and bass boats. Besides all of the fishing traffic, (a Ranger or Skeeter picking the weeds every 20 feet), I kind of got pushed around a bit by all of the motorboats' wakes; not too bad, but just enough to be annoying. Probably won't go back there on a weekend with the intent of fishing. Lesson learned.
Sunday was a trip down to Crescent Beach...actually the Matanzas inlet for about 2 hours. This was purely a reconnaissance mission. I did toss a fly or two, just to preserve my saltwater skunk going back to last October. That aside, I'm glad I went.
I hung out on the strip of land that divides the Inlet from the intercoastal/Matanzas River, but there was action going on both sides. Looks like a place where both fishing and family fun can take place, as even though the pictures below don't look all that crowded, there were a TON of folks kayaking, paddleboarding, jetskiing (which was a little annoying), and just playing in the water. Due to all of the action, might be better for actual fishing in the morning, but regardless, it was worth the 40 minute drive south to check out.
Maybe next time there'll even be a picture or two of a fish.
You never know...