Some like it hot…
The "Dog Days of Summer" are certainly here in Welaka but that hasn't stopped the fish from biting. Tommy Duckworth and crew had a successful catch in June as well as the Smallwoods who came back for more in July. A great time was had by all at the Barrett family reunion.
The 4th of July sparkled with fireworks, compliments of Jim Stege and surrounding enthusiasts. New friends were made including the DeWitts and Hancocks, Roger Griner (thanks to Ernie Tullis) and Gary Olson. Ernie Tullis and party had a good catch as they came back for seconds, too. We were happy to see Davie Brown and his son return as well as Ronald Evans and Ed Woodham. The Warfields were pleased with their loot and have booked several weeks in April and May. (Better get those calls in now, folks!) Bobby McCoy and his gang like the heat as they made it down twice as well. A big "Welcome Back" to James Waters!
Sprucing-up has resumed with the exterior painting of Cabin #6 and Cabin #3 renovations. Jim Carrick has been busy pulling the boats and scraping/painting the bottoms. Dock work will soon be underway and landscaping is beginning with the addition of a few new palm trees.
Shrimp season is in full swing with the best yields in the last 15 years on the St. Johns River. (Pictures will be included in the next edition.) According to the old timers, this forecasts a fantastic fishing season this year!
We look forward to the cooler days of fall and hope to see you here to enjoy the changing season. The fishing is expected to be bountiful and as always, the peace and quite await you! Here is a photo collection from the Brand Family's visit to leave you with a smile. Enjoy!