Gasparilla Island, Florida  2013

Here's some photos from our Family vacation to Gasparilla island, Florida the last week of June.  Plenty of time in the sun with my kids, and their cousins, but also plenty of time to fish the beaches for snook and tarpon.

                      our path to the beach                                          fishy looking edge on the northern tip

       afternoon thunderstorms building
     decent snook off the beach

when u see a pod of 120+ lb tarpon swimming your way, you do what it takes to get into casting range

no not atv tracks--sea turtle tracks as wide as atv tracks                one of the island residents

     sightfishing for these guys was fun

                     this juvy manatee was about 6' long--came up to check me out in the kayak

         any place these grow on trees can't be half bad   


                                birds of paradisebait

                               march of the crabs