Join Philippe Richen and I on Saturday for a hike to 7 Palms to do some fly fishing for shad. This is the first of a series (we hope) of hikes that the Orlando Kayak Fishing Community and the Shad on the Fly group will be co-hosting together this season.
We are limiting this hike to a maximum of 10 people (in addition to Philippe and I.) First to mark themselves as Going in the Facebook event, first served.
We will meet at the Canaveral Marshes Trailhead at 8:00am and make a leisurely hour long 2.5 mile walk to the river. Most of this is on an easy service road that is generally dry (as long as we have not had significant rain,) but as we approach the river, there can be some mud and water to cross to get to the 7 Palms shelter. From there we have access to quite a bit of shoreline on a section of the St. Johns River where shad congregate, and we will spend the day fishing until late afternoon, then hike back to the trailhead before dark.
To join us you will need:
Waders, sunscreen, a hat, protective but comfortable clothing depending on weather and temperature, first-aid kit, water/ beverages, lunch, snacks, fly rod and shad flies.
The fee: shad conversation during the walk & posting great pictures and reports on the Group pages.
Disclaimer: This is a wilderness area where you can expect to see, and potentially fish along side of alligators. In addition there can be snakes, feral pigs, cattle and other wildlife in this area. Cooler temperatures usually minimize our chance of an encounter, however they may occur. This hike is being offered “as is” and if you sign up, you agree that you recognize the inherent risk potentially involved and are responsible for your own actions & safety. You also agree to practice catch & release, leave nature as is, and to pack out what you pack in.