04:30, 73F, overcast. waning crescent moon in the east. roosters asleep. whip-poor-will calling from cactus field.
08:00, big flock of turkeys, and 3 deer on the road to the river. high tide going out at suwannee. manatees in the canal by boat ramp. manatees were in and around the river today. low 80's, SW wind, less than 5 knts. partly to mostly cloudy. in the back creeks catches were interesting with the bait seine - got large-mouth bass and some juvenile gray snapper. the 600 ft. seine had low catches, bringing in a few reds and some sheepshead and mullet. the water temps were perfect. 30C. the sawgrass was sharp, and has already gone to seed. big thunderheads popping up to the west and to the NNE. spectacular above the marsh and the cypress heads. no gator sightings. saw turkeys again on the ride back.
18:40, 79F at the back door. rain earlier - 0.5". muggy and mosquitoey. sprayed big dog house in hopes of knocking down some of the biting critters that are plaguing old reddog. newdog out patrolling farm yard. got 1 egg. frogs croaking.
21:30, 77F, misty/foggy/humid. calm. mosquitos bad. overcast mostly. dreaming of a cold front with brisk NE winds ...