We headed further back into a little bay where I knew the tide had not yet reached. The water was shallow, clear and still low. No sooner than I climbed the platform, I spotted a very nice red cruising the bank. Off to the side, I saw the tell-tale sign of what I knew was a shark headed towards us. Just as my angler cast to the red, I saw that it wasn't a shark but a manatee in ten inches of water and this guy blew up like I have never seen before - his tail throwing water and mud 5 feet in the air. When things settled down we could see that he had cut a trough across the bay as big as any prop scar you have seen. We ended the day with the incoming tide catching up with us, seeing a few more reds and one snook.
We will keep you posted,
Capt Bill Baldus