Finally…Fall! On the Silver River and Ocklawaha River that means the leafs are changing colors, the days are more pleasant, and there is less traffic from other boaters. This is a wonderful time to have the Rivers to yourself. When it comes to viewing the abundant wildlife along the way, that is the key. As we all know, they also like having the Rivers to themselves.
You will always see something new every time you go down these Rivers. Unlike caged animals, these unhampered critters do their own thing. It is a thrill when you get to see that little something that you will only see in their uninhibited life’s on these waterways. Just the other day an alligator was giving her babes a ride on her head as she moved them back to the river’s bank. I have seen these gators thousands of times, but that was a first.
The Rhesus Monkeys are spotted on nearly every trip down the River, and the numerous birds cannot be counted. Herons, Egrets and more will be seen as you travel the Silver and Ocklawaha Rivers. We saw a pair of Ospreys about a week ago, one of our rarer sitings.
There are plentiful Mullet and Blue Shad running. On the Ocklawaha River, the Trophy Largemouth Bass are biting. Check out our freshwater fishing reports to catch the latest action!