Sulfur Creek Connector Heads Up

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garydroze
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Sulfur Creek Connector Heads Up

Post by garydroze » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:29 pm

Since SMNWR is closed due to Hurricane Michael, I decided Sunday to revisit an old haunt Aucilla River: Sulfur Creek, west of the main river. Landed only catfish and gars in the slightly tainted water, and had a true whopper trout hookup/loss on topwater at the end of outgoing tide on one of the many three-way intersections. But that wasn't the highlight. This was...

I can't be the only one who employs the super skinny, shallow ditch across from & just north of the Aucilla boat ramp (you can just see it on satellite maps) as a shortcut to upper Sulfur Creek. For you others who use it: look out for LOTS of 3-4 foot alligators right now. They were crawling away from me in the inches-deep ditch, then giving up and hugging the bottom as I stepped over them & tried to keep my little canoe from bumping their heads while I drug it past. They seemed too embarrassed to be aggressive. At first it was unnerving, then just got funny.

As I later told a friend, it felt like an interspecies trust exercise.

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Re: Sulfur Creek Connector Heads Up

Post by BloodyChamp » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:13 pm

I've been through that creek once that I'm 99% sure you're referring to and once is 1 more time than times I will ever do it again. I've referenced what happened to me in there on here before but never told the story, nor will I lol! I'm genuinely embarrassed about what my dumb self did!!!!!!

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Re: Sulfur Creek Connector Heads Up

Post by garydroze » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:13 am

Ah, the imagination runs wild with the possibilities of what happened to you. Lots of things could go wrong in that trickling half mile of swamp water and needle rush.

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