The freeze put all us anglers into think mode…..where are we going to get shots, if we find them are they going to eat, where will the fish turn on first, etc….Sunday the wind was blowing 25+ but Ben and I decided we needed to get out of the house, so we did some exploration into old winter time haunts. We searched far into the backcountry in search of shallow mud flats for laid up fish (which is usually the case this time of year). We found an area outside the wind but were reluctant to find any fish able to make a cast to. The good news – NO dead fish to be found. The bad news, the few fish we found were in heavy camo mode. The flats should be heating up rapidly and providing more normal days in the near future. As you can see in the first photo, we were way, way back here in SW florida! No hero or fish shots but just a little idea of where we are searching this time of year. Great news though – Tarpon season is just a skip away and I hope we are going to have an epic season!